Georgia’s homeowners are being hit hard with the foreclosure crisis. In the month of March, one in every 311 Georgia housing units received a foreclosure filing. Fulton County had the highest rate of foreclosure filings in the first quarter of 2011 out of all Georgia’s counties.

If you think Atlanta real estate foreclosure might be in your future, help is on the way! District 3 Commissioner Liz Hausmann is looking to turn these numbers around and help Fulton County families stay in their homes by planning a Foreclosure Prevention Fair.

Commissioner Hausmann and the Office of Housing and Community Development will host the Foreclosure Prevention Fair at Alpharetta High School on June 11, 2011. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and a variety of resources will be available to help attendees explore their options. Fulton County residents will have the opportunity to meet with HUD-certified counselors and major lending institutions to discuss options such as loan modification and other financial tools. Counselors will also be able to help determine whether residents qualify for the Obama Administration’s Making Home Affordable program.

In order to attend, Fulton County residents must:

  • Register online with the Office of Housing and Community Development, and bring the registration form on the day of the fair.
  • Help the counselors help you! Consult this Department of Housing and Human Services list for the documents you must bring to receive help. Don’t forget to make two copies!

For more information about the Foreclosure Prevention Fair, visit the Department of Housing and Human Services website or call 404-613-7944.

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