Sen. Kane & Rep. Williams Host Mortgage Assistance Seminar In Watertown

September 24, 2009

Mortgage Assistance Experts Provide Information & Answer Questions

State Senator Rob Kane (R-32) and Representative Sean Williams (R-68) provided information to residents of Watertown and surrounding communities who attended their recent mortgage assistance seminar at Swift Middle School.

“I believe that everyone who joined us found the event helpful and informative. Our guest speakers were excellent, and the people who attended told us that they appreciated the opportunity to learn about available mortgage assistance programs. Rep. Williams and I have hosted several different types of well-received informational seminars, but I believe that this one is probably the most important to date because of the economic climate. We understand that there are probably many interested people who were not able to attend. Please, do not hesitate to contact us if you need the information provided at the seminar. I can be reached at my legislative office in Hartford at 1-800-842-1421, or via e-mail to [email protected],” said Senator Kane.

Senator Rob Kane addresses area residents who attended the recent mortgage assistance seminar he co-hosted with Representative Sean Williams at Swift Middle School in Watertown.

“Connecticut’s economy has not improved significantly over the past year and a half, unemployment has risen above 8 percent again, and with Pratt & Whitney poised to close its East Hartford and Cheshire plants and lay off 1,000 employees, we’re likely to see more people falling behind on their mortgage payments and facing foreclosure in the months ahead,” Representative Williams said. “We discussed several new programs during our seminar that were enacted during the 2009 legislative session to help homeowners threatened with foreclosure restructure their loans and stay current on their mortgage payments. If you were unable to attend our seminar and would like to learn more about how the state can help if you are in danger of losing your home, please send me an e-mail requesting the information at [email protected] or call my office at 1-800-842-1423.”

Mortgage experts provided information and answered questions about new state laws and available assistance programs, including the Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program (EMAP) and the Connecticut Fair Alternative Mortgage Lending Initiative and Education Services Program (CT FAMLIES) which are administered by the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA).

Speakers at the mortgage assistance seminar included representatives of

• Connecticut House Finance Authority (CHFA) : (877) 571-CHFA (2432) /
• Neighborhood Housing Services of Waterbury, Inc.: (203) 753-1896
• HUD Hartford: (800) 240-4800
• The Workplace Inc. Mortgage Crisis Job Training Program : 1-866-683-1682, (203) 576-7030 /
• State of Connecticut Judicial Branch Foreclosure Mediation Program / (860) 263-2734
• State of Connecticut Department of Banking Mortgage Assistance Hotline / (877) 472-8313