Rep. Willis and State Agencies To Host Foreclosure Prevention Workshop at Triton College


…from State Representative Kathleen Willis


August 21,2014 State Rep. Kathleen Willis

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Rep. Willis and State Agencies To Host Foreclosure Prevention Workshop at Triton College

Northlake, Ill. – State Rep. Kathleen Willis (D-Addison) is inviting local homeowners to a free Mortgage Relief Seminar on Saturday, September 6th at Triton College 2000 5th Ave, Building B, River Grove from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

“As I go door-to-door to talk with residents, I continually hear about the hardships that families face trying to make their mortgage payments in the face of a weak economy, rising property tax levies, and an uncertain housing market,” said Rep. Willis. “I am hosting this event to help residents who have questions and concerns about their housing situation. Last year we held a similar event in Bensenville and were able to assist close to a hundred families.”

The Mortgage Relief Seminar will be held in partnership with the Illinois Department of Professional and Financial Regulation as part of their continuing “Mortgage Relief Project” initiative, a component of the Illinois Foreclosure Prevention Network. Attendees will be able to take advantage of free housing counseling, in addition to learning how to recognize the tell-tale signs of mortgage fraud. The event is free and open to the public.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their 2012 and 2013 W-2 tax returns, two months of recent paystubs, two months of recent bank statements and a recent utility bill. If you don’t have all the documents on the day of the event, you can still meet with a HUD-certified counseling agency or your lender on site to get the process started. Those wishing to attend the event are encouraged to register by calling toll-free at 1-800-532-8785 or by visiting

“Home foreclosures are quite possibly the most damaging epidemic to hit our communities in recent years, not only impacting the families in the home, but those residents who live in the area, as their home values depreciate with each newly-vacant home,” said Willis. “If somebody is facing foreclosure, they should not wait until it is too late and seek help by exploring their options sooner rather than later.”

Kathleen Willis is serving her first term in the Illinois General Assembly as State Representative of the 77th District, which includes O’Hare Airport and portions of Addison, Bellwood, Bensenville, Franklin Park, Maywood, Melrose Park, Northlake, Stone Park, and Wood Dale.