By Staff Reports
(Victorville) – The City of Victorville’s Economic Development Department Housing Division has partnered with the Town of Apple Valley and Housing Opportunities Collaborative of the Inland Empire to provide a free Home Preservation Workshop scheduled for Saturday, April 27th at the Town of Apple Valley’s Development Services Building Conference Center. The workshop is specifically designed to present new refinancing options for homeowners that are underwater with their mortgages, for those behind on their mortgage payments or at-risk of default.
Tamara Torres, Housing Manager for the City of Victorville states “We want to educate our residents so that they do not become victims of circumstances due to lack of information.” The event will provide individualized counseling from non-profit housing counselors and mortgage servicers to homeowners free of charge. These on-site resources can provide homeowners with budgetary analysis and determine eligibility for loan modification, refinance and short-sale programs. In addition, presentations will be given on credit rebuilding, tax implications, and avoiding predatory foreclosure scams.
The unique partnership between Victorville, the Town of Apple Valley and the non-profit Housing Opportunities Collaborative Inland Empire allows residents throughout the High Desert access to local housing agencies, banks, and realtor organizations committed to promoting and preserving the dream of homeownership. Within the last year, Housing Opportunities Collaborative has individually counseled well over 600 homeowners at these events.
Interested homeowners can register prior to the event by visiting www.HomeHelpEvent com or by calling the Housing Opportunities Collaborative at (877) 513-9990. On-site registration begins promptly at 9:00 a.m. and seating is limited. The workshop will take place from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Town of Apple Valley’s Development Services Building Conference Center located at 14975 Dale Evans Parkway in Apple Valley. Counseling sessions will be available in English and Spanish.
About Victorville Economic Development Department – Housing Division Widely regarded as having one of the most successful and active Housing Divisions in the Inland Empire, Victorville housing programs have serviced the community since 1997 and directly assisted over 800 residents. The City of Victorville has provided over $3.2 Million in mortgage loans for low to moderate income families. Victorville has also dispersed over $2.3 Million in funding for necessary home repairs for veterans, homeowners with disabilities and seniors since 1997.
Incorporated in 1962, the City of Victorville currently includes a population of over 114,000 residents and is the largest community within the Victor Valley region of Southern California. Located approximately 97 miles Northeast of Los Angeles and 35 miles northeast of San Bernardino, Victorville’s central position along Interstate-15 inspired its motto as “Key City in the High Desert”. Over 350,000 people reside within a 30-minute drive of Victorville, making the city a perfect location to live, dine, shop and work. For more information on the City of Victorville, visit www.victorvillecity.com.