Workshop takes aim at home foreclosures

A free state-sponsored workshop to help homeowners avoid foreclosure will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at San Joaquin Delta College, 5151 Pacific Ave., Stockton. Credit counselors, loan servicers and lenders from Bank of America, Carrington Mortgage Servicing, Countrywide, Washington Mutual, Wells Fargo and Wilshire Credit will offer on-site assistance and information on ways people could keep their homes. Homeowners and lenders will be able to discuss options privately on how to deal with looming mortgage rate increases and payment defaults caused by previous rate increases. Homeowners are asked to bring their loan documents and other relevant financial information to the workshop to take advantage of on-site loan counselors. The workshop is sponsored by California's Consumer Services Agency and Business, Transportation and Housing Agency. Additional workshops are scheduled in Downey on Feb. 9, San Diego on Feb. 13, Sacramento on Feb. 16 and Riverside on Feb. 23. For detailed information about

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