Mortgage assistance forum is Friday

Connecticut’s homeowners who are experiencing trouble paying their mortgage have an opportunity to explore loan modification and foreclosure prevention options with their lenders at a day-long, state-sponsored forum on Friday, May 30, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Trumbull Marriott. Free parking is available for attendees.

“Getting lenders and borrowers together to discuss the issues is the first step to keeping people in their homes,” said Gov. Dannel Malloy. “This event facilitates those important conversations between the banks and homeowners — thousands of residents have already received assistance and I encourage any distressed homeowner to participate.”

“We know from recent reports that banks are providing real debt relief to Connecticut borrowers. More than 6,300 borrowers have benefitted since March 1, 2012, alone,” said Attorney General George Jepsen.

Those unable to attend can still receive help through the Foreclosure Assistance Hotline, at 1-877-472-8313.

More information about the mortgage assistance event, including the information homeowners should bring to help get answers quickly, is available at ct.gov/dob, or by calling the Department of Banking at 860-240-8170 or 877-472-8313.