Weather Forecast


Help for mortgage problems

The Minnesota Home Ownership Center, in partnership with the Washington County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (WHRA), is hosting a telephone seminar Thursday, Sept. 18 from 7 to 8 p.m. for homeowners struggling to stay current on a mortgage. The phone seminar offers homeowners a free, private opportunity to speak with experts about mortgages and foreclosure from the comfort of their own home.

Participants may listen-in as experts provide answers to general questions, and, at the touch of a phone button, speak confidentially with a mortgage advisor for answers to questions about mortgages and foreclosure. To participate, call (888) 886-6603 during the seminar time.

The event is completely private. The Center will not collect contact information for future follow-up unless requested to do so by the participant.

"Struggling to keep up with a mortgage payment is a personal, stressful situation. Many homeowners want to know about their options but are reluctant to come to a public event for advice," noted Julie Gugin, executive director of the Minnesota Home Ownership Center. "Our advisors can help homeowners with questions about their mortgage, the federal HOPE Act or counseling services through the telephone seminar, and all from the comfort and privacy of home."

The Minnesota Home Ownership Center is the state's independent, nonprofit resource for education, counseling and information services for homeowners struggling to keep up with their mortgage or facing foreclosure, and for first-time home buyers. Center advisors are equipped to help homeowners struggling with a mortgage or facing foreclosure. Services through the Center's network are free and advisors are equipped to advocate on behalf of homeowners with lenders.

Homeowners unable to participate in the telephone seminar are encouraged to contact the Minnesota Home Ownership Center at (866) 462-6466 or visit