HOPE NOW, and its partners, hosted events recently in Chicago and Indianapolis, where nearly 1,000 families received face-to-face mortgage assistance from mortgage servicers, non-profit housing counselors and others. The two events were co-sponsored by the Obama Administration’s Making Home Affordable Program and NeighborWorks America. Approximately 650 families attended in Chicago on April 23rd and about 350 were in Indianapolis on April 25th seeking mortgage help.
Mortgage servicers that participated included American Home Mortgage, Aurora, Bank of America, Chase, Citi, GMAC, HSBC, Ocwen, OneWest Bank, PNC, Select Portfolio Servicing, Seterus, SunTrust Mortgage, U.S. Bank and Wells Fargo. More than a dozen local, non-profit housing counseling agencies participated in each event, as did the Hardest Hit Fund from both Illinois and Indiana. HOPE NOW has sponsored and participated in 132 events nationwide in more than 60 cities since 2008. These free events have assisted more than 100,000 families.
“HOPE NOW is grateful to the many partners that came together to make the events in Chicago and Indianapolis successful last week. It takes a highly collaborative group of people to plan and execute these events, and we believe that attendees were pleased with the results of this hard work," said Faith Schwartz, HOPE NOW executive director. "We appreciate the commitment of Making Home Affordable, who has partnered with us for 70 events nationwide since 2009. Their team has been instrumental in the success of our outreach events."