Free Homeowners Legal Assistance Program Provides Foreclosure Help To Residents of Miami Dade County

MIAMI – Homeowners who are in any stage of foreclosure in Miami can now get the help they need during a FREE legal seminar designed to address homeowners’ rights and the types of foreclosure defenses available to them.

The Homeowners Legal Assistance Program for the public will be held Saturday, March 14 at the Miami-Dade College Wolfson Campus, located at 245 N.E. 4th Street, Room 3210, Building 3000, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions of attorneys who handle foreclosure cases.

The event begins promptly at 9 a.m. with educational presentations on understanding the foreclosure process and learning how to save your home.

Presenters include former U.S. Attorney for South Florida Kendall Coffey; Consumer Advocate attorney Leonard Elias of the Miami-Dade Consumer Services Department; attorney Erik Wesoloski, whose law practice concentrates in real estate litigation and real estate transactions; bankruptcy attorney Jordan Bublick; Chief Counsel Glen Theobald of the Miami-Dade Police Department; and Richard Zaretsky, who is a Florida Bar Board certified real estate attorney. Elias will be the moderator, and Tim Ravich, President of the Dade County Bar Association will give the opening remarks.

Homeowners will be able to meet with an attorney one-on-one after the presentations. They will be seen on a first come, first served basis. Homeowners should bring the following documents related to their case, including the mortgage and note that is unpaid; any foreclosure papers; and any documents showing the amount past due. Attorneys will also request information on household income to better advise attendees.

Exhibitors from various housing agencies will be on hand to provide financial assistance information and foreclosure prevention counseling, along with the Department of Financial Services and Mayor Carlos Alvarez’ Mortgage Fraud Task Force, which will distribute forms for filing criminal complaints involving mortgage fraud.

The location of the event is accessible via the free Metromover. Take the exit at the College/Bayside Station and the college is just across the street. Parking is available at the Miami Parking Authority located at 190 N.E. 3rd Street, for $2.00 with validation. Validation must be obtained at the event.

Space is limited. Pre-registration is strongly recommended, but not required. Please pre-register for this event by calling the Miami-Dade Consumer Services Department at (305) 375-3677.

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