Fannie Mae has opened an extension of its Los Angeles Mortgage Help Center in the Inland Empire region to provide free education and counseling services to struggling California homeowners.
The satellite facility was developed in partnership with Neighborhood Partnership Housing Services Inc., a NeighborWorks organization. The Los Angeles Mortgage Help Center opened in November 2010 and has assisted 2,320 homeowners.
‘We want to prevent as many foreclosures as we can, which is best for the homeowner and best for the community,’ says Leslie Peeler, senior vice president of Fannie Mae's national servicing organization. ‘One of the keys in preventing foreclosure is to find a solution as early as possible, so we encourage any homeowner who is having trouble with [his or her] mortgage to reach out for help. The services we provide at our Mortgage Help Centers are absolutely free. There is no reason to pay for help in sorting through your mortgage problems.’
Fannie Mae now has 12 Mortgage Help Centers located across the country.