Foreclosure prevention workshop can help Tucsonans hang onto homes
Pima County foreclosure rate is 1.4 times national rate
Tucsonans trying to get a handle on their home finances and avoid foreclosure can attend a workshop on March 10.
U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva is hosting a free foreclosure prevention workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Desert View High School, 4101 E. Valencia Rd.
The workshop will cover a variety of home finance topics including homeowner rights, resources and foreclosure prevention.
Representatives from Wells Fargo, Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase & Co will be there to help with immediate mortgage refinancing and to answer questions, said Adam Sarvana, Grijalva's spokesman.
"Arizona homeowners have been struggling with the housing collapse, and the frustrations that come with it, on a bigger scale for a lot longer than much of the rest of the country. I’m committed to helping us all get back on our feet, and that’s what this event is about," Grijalva said in a press release.
Pima County’s foreclosure rate— .23 percent — is more than 1.4 times higher than the national rate of .16 percent. In Tucson, 1 in every 449 housing units received a foreclosure notice in January 2012, according to statistics from RealtyTrac, an online database of foreclosures and home sale data.
Participants can register online, in English or Spanish, on Grijalva's website.