Jefferson County Housing Task Force Foreclosure Prevention and Financial Resource Fair

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The Jefferson County Housing Task Force is pleased to announce its third Foreclosure Prevention and Financial Resource Fair for those who are facing financial hardship, concerned about not being able to make their next mortgage payment, or simply wanting to improve their financial health. This free event is open to the public.  The last fair, held February 4th, assisted over sixty local homeowners.  

The fair will be attended by major mortgage loan servicers who are yet to be announced. ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions, Beyond Housing and United Way will also be present to discuss financial challenges with homeowners.  The event will be held Saturday, August 11th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the DeSoto Community Center at 400 Boyd St. DeSoto, MO 63020. No registration is required.

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-approved housing counselors will be available for one-on-one sessions to discuss mortgage and credit concerns. The fair will also connect attendees to representatives from a local realtor and short-sale expert, title company and attorney for no sales-based free advice. These representatives will take questions from homeowners in order to assist them in choosing options that best fit their needs. 

Those who attend for mortgage default and foreclosure mitigation issues should bring the following paperwork:

• Tax statements from the past two years

• Proof of income from the last 30 days or benefits award letter.

• Two most recent bank statements (checking, savings, CD, IRA, stocks and bonds)

• Utility bill and financial hardship letter

Attending this fair is a great opportunity to take financial inventory, address concerns, and reach your personal economic goals. If unable to attend, call The Jefferson County Housing Task Force for free counseling at 877-422-9043.

The Jefferson County Housing Task Force is a community partnership offering free assistance to Jefferson County residents facing mortgage problems due to stressed finances. This collaboration has resulted in a dedicated counseling hotline and a Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-approved housing counselor available in-person by appointment in Arnold. For more information visit our Facebook page.


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