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The County of Summit Office of Consumer Affairs and Veterans Service Commission invite the public to attend the Foreclosure Assistance Clinics beign offered throughout the year to make sure that homeowners are receiving the right help when facing foreclosure or experiencing difficulties making mortgage payments.

The first clinic scheduled is Thursday, March 22, 2012, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm with representatives from Chase, Citi, GMAC, HSBC, PNC and Wells Fargo available to meet with their borrowers.  All of the clinics are free, open to the public, and will be held at:

Veterans Service Commission

1060 East Waterloo Road, Akron, Ohio 44306

For those homeowners whose mortgages are not with one of the participating servicers or lenders, local housing counseling agencies will be available to offer assistance and see if they quality for Ohio's Restoring Stability program and its funding.  In addition, residents can meet with a local credit counselor to discuss budgeting or debt management, or pick up pamphlets covering a wide variety of programs regarding veteran services, property taxes, weatherization, emergency notification, medical or legal help, consumer scams, and more.

Future clinics are scheduled for April 26, August 30, September 20, and October 4.  To find out which servicers or lenders will be in attendance at each clinic, please contact the Office of Consumer Affairs at (330) 643-2879 or visit their website at http://www.co.summit.oh.us/conaffairs.htm.