Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) today announced that she will host a Foreclosure Prevention Workshop on November 2, 2013 at West Mesa High School in Albuquerque. Attorney General Gary King, Albuquerque City Councilor Ken Sanchez, County Commissioner Debbie O’Malley and West Mesa High School Principal Ben Santistevan joined Congresswoman Lujan Grisham at a news conference at West Mesa High School.
“Five years after the start of the housing crisis that led to a devastating recession, many New Mexicans are still feeling the effects,” Congresswoman Lujan Grisham said. “Most people, including myself, have experienced or know a relative, friend or colleague who has faced a home foreclosure. I understand how frustrating and frightening this process can be, and too many people still don’t know where to turn for help. That’s why I’m hosting a Foreclosure Prevention Workshop on November 2.”
Congresswoman Lujan Grisham is holding the workshop at West Mesa High School, which is in the 87121 zip code, where neighborhoods were hit the hardest in the state by foreclosures. The region also has the highest percentage of families (28 percent) who abandon their homes when they face foreclosure.
“In fact, these neighborhoods continue to struggle to dig out of this crisis,” Rep. Lujan Grisham said.
At the Foreclosure Prevention Workshop, New Mexicans who are struggling to pay their mortgage or are facing a potential foreclosure can meet one-on-one with:
- Bank representatives to discuss mortgage payment solutions
- Pro bono attorneys to get free legal advice
- Housing counselors to understand all of their options and get help avoiding foreclosure
Foreclosure Prevention Workshop hosted by Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham
WHEN: Saturday, November 2, 2013
TIME: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM MDT, registration begins at 8:30 AM
WHERE: West Mesa High School
6701 Fortuna Rd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87121
PRE-REGISTER: New Mexicans can pre-register for the Foreclosure Prevention Workshop by visiting lujangrisham.house.gov/foreclosure-prevention-registry