Pleasanton Weekly

News - June 3, 2011

Seminars planned to help those with housing, mortgage problems

Cities also launching fundraiser for Tri-Valley Housing Opportunity Center

by Jeb Bing

The city of Pleasanton will co-host two free housing education symposiums to observe Tri-Valley Housing Opportunities Week starting tomorrow.

The seminars, being held in collaboration with the cities of Danville, Dublin, Livermore and San Ramon, will cover a broad range of topics related to housing including financial literacy, foreclosure prevention and homeownership education.

The first seminar will focus on the subject "I'm Behind on My Monthly House Payment -- What's Next?" It is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon tomorrow in the Dublin Library, just behind the Dublin Civic Center on Dublin Boulevard.

Led by local nonprofit agencies, attorneys and Realtors, the workshop will have information about how to pursue a loan modification, the foreclosure process, the short sale process, how to ease the transition of losing a home, as well as resources and information on "next steps."

Then Thursday, June 9, the seminar will focus on the question: "Is the Real Estate Market Meeting the Needs of First-Time Homebuyers?"

Hosted by the Tri-Valley Affordable Housing Committee, this meeting will be held in the Regional Meeting Room in the Dublin Civic Center from 9 to 10:30 a.m., and will again include representatives of the real estate and mortgage loan market.

Also in the coming week, an open house is planned from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 8, at the Tri-Valley Housing Opportunity Center, 141 N. Livermore Ave. in Livermore. The event will kick off a major fundraising campaign for the center and will also serve to highlight services and opportunities for business and community partnerships.

For further information, contact Pleasanton's Housing Specialist Scott Erickson at 931-5007 or serickson@ci.pleasanton.ca.us.

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