Blog Posts Categorized: Foreclosure http://cedam.info/category/foreclosure/

Foreclosure Intervention Specialist Jael Cain Shares Client Story

Written by Jael Cain Hello, my name is Jael Cain and I am an AmeriCorps Foreclosure Intervention Specialist at Wayne Metro Community Action Agency! In this position my focus is to help people who are at risk of losing their homes. This is my second year as an AmeriCorps member and it has been especially… Read more »

Step Forward Michigan Program Helps Struggling Homeowners

Written by Chad Coffman Financial troubles can strike suddenly. An unexpected expense, sudden job loss or medical emergency can make it hard for a family to pay its mortgage, property taxes or condominium fees. Fortunately, the statewide Step Forward Michigan program can help homeowners stay in their homes by giving them the money they need… Read more »

Voices of AmeriCorps: Danielle Harvey

My name is Danielle Harvey, and I am an AmeriCorps member serving at Community Housing Network in Troy as a Foreclosure Prevention Intake Specialist. I receive calls from clients who need help with delinquent property taxes and/or mortgage payments. I point eligible clients to the Step Forward Michigan Program, and help them keep their homes…. Read more »

Voices of AmeriCorps: Mandy Barlow

Since I began my AmeriCorps term in October of 2015, I have come to learn a lot about the community in which I reside, volunteer, raise my family and plan on growing old. Being the mother of two teenage sons, I am incredibly aware of the need for financial literacy of our youth. However, it… Read more »

The End to Step Forward Michigan

Written by Chad Coffman, Project Lead Michigan Hardest Hit Fund The Michigan State Housing Development Authority’s (MSHDA) foreclosure prevention program “Step Forward Michigan” is closing its website to new applications December 31, 2015.   December 31, 2015 – Last day to register a new Step Forward Michigan loan application. January 31, 2016 – Last day to submit applications to Step… Read more »

Foreclosure 101 and Step Forward Update

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Last month Tracie Coffman, Coordinator of the Michigan Foreclosure Task Force, gave an in-depth introduction to tax and mortgage foreclosure for new MFPC AmeriCorps members. This is an excellent primer for anyone new to the foreclosure process in Michigan. 1 Introduction: http://youtu.be/rnM8hm6N-Nc 2 Foreclosure Terminology: http://youtu.be/-tyfw3CYRbY 3 Foreclosure Timeline: http://youtu.be/zfVib81xpKE 4 Loss Mitigation: http://youtu.be/CooBrDQFeLY 5 Step Forward Update: http://youtu.be/f0kL1QsiVuw… Read more »

Welcoming the Next Michigan Foreclosure Prevention Corps Members

Written by Lisa Assenmacher, Communications and Training Specialist “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead 10,627. That’s the number of homeowners facing foreclosure served through intake and triage by AmeriCorps members in the 2012-2013 program year. 30,000…. Read more »