Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Richmond City Council encourages Richmond residents to sign up for a free one-on-one 30-minute foreclosure prevention meeting with a certified housing counselor


Richmond City Hall

900 E. Broad Street, Suite 200

Richmond, Virginia  23219

One day event - Reservations must be made in advance

WHAT    Richmond City Council encourages interested Richmond residents to sign up for a free one-on-one 30-minute foreclosure prevention meeting with a certified housing counselor. In this meeting, Richmond homeowners will be able to learn about available options in avoiding home foreclosures.

    This is a one day event opportunity and attendance is for Richmond residents by appointment only. Meetings will be held (in 30 minute slots during the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) in four locations across Richmond, which coincide with some of the hardest hit areas for foreclosure in the city. Walk-ins will only be accepted if time slots have not been filled.

    Additional housing information is also available on the Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) website, at

    Richmond City Council would like to thank Councilwoman Ellen F. Robertson, Gateway 6th District, for her assistance with this initiative.

    30-minute meetings slots available between 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

WHERE    Being held at the following four convenient locations in Richmond:

•    Blackwell Community Center, 300 E. 15th Street
•    Fifth Street Baptist Church, 2800 Third Avenue
•    Mt. Tabor Baptist Church, 2011 Fairmount Avenue
•    Trinity Baptist Church, 2811 Fendall Avenue

WHO    - Hosted by Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME)
    - Partnered by Richmond City Council and
       The Honorable Dwight C. Jones, Mayor, City of Richmond
    - Sponsored by the Richmond Association of Realtors and Wachovia

CONTACT      PUBLIC CONTACT: Interested residents are to call the Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) 804.354.0641 (9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday) to reserve a slot.

    MEDIA CONTACT: Fifth Street Baptist Church will be the staging area for media interviews.  Please contact, Mike Burnette, Housing Opportunities Made Equal, on site via mobile, at 804. 869.1848.

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Background ___________________________________________________________________

Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia
Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia, Inc. (HOME) was founded in 1971 to help ensure equal access to housing for all people. In addition to helping homeowners avoid foreclosure for more than two decades, HOME also prepares prospective buyers to be successful, long-term homeowners and helps protect all Virginians from illegal housing discrimination.  For more information on HOME and its programs, visit or call 804.354.0641.

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