Oakland County sponsors free home ownership retention workshops in Ferndale and Wixom

The next “My Home – My Future” home ownership retention workshops will take place as follows:  Sept. 18, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the Gerry Kulick Community Center, 1201 Livernois, Ferndale; and Oct. 17, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Wixom Community Center, 49015 Pontiac Trail, Wixom. These workshops are free and open to all Oakland County homeowners.
Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson initiated free foreclosure intervention and prevention seminars to help families protect their most valuable asset, their home.  Preventing foreclosure and its negative impact on Oakland County families and communities is important to county and community leaders. Besides losing earned equity, damaging credit and suffering other monetary losses, losing a home to foreclosure and displacing a family can cause emotional, physical and psychological distress. 
A housing counselor, certified by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Michigan State Housing Department Authority, provides information on loan modification programs, alternatives to foreclosure, Michigan’s foreclosure law, Michigan’s Hardest Hit Program and how to find assistance when you need it.

This event is sponsored by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, the Community & Home Improvement Division, and the Board of Commissioners:  District 1: Beth Nuccio, District 2: Robert Hoffman, District 3: Michael Gingell, District 4: Thomas Middleton, District 5: John Scott, District 6: Jim Runestad, District 7: Christine Long, District 8: Philip Weipert, District 9: Kathy Crawford, District 10: Mattie Hatchett, District 11: Angela River, District 12: Jeff Matis, District 13: Robert Gosselin, District 14: William Dwyer, District 15: Jim Nash, District 16: Shelley Taub, District 17: Marcia Gershenson, District 18: Dave Woodward, District 19: Mike Bosnic, District 20: David Potts, District 21: Janet Jackson, District 22: Helaine Zack, District 23: Nancy Quarles, District 24: Gary McGillivray, and  District 25: Craig Covey.
For more information, call the Community & Home Improvement Division at 248-858-5407 or visit www.advantageoakland.com/CPHA.