San Diego County Library is partnering with the Housing Opportunities Collaborative to offer free housing help and foreclosure prevention at monthly HOME Clinics throughout the year. The next HOME Clinic will be in Ramona Library on Saturday, July 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“The HOME Clinics are led by actual professionals and they provide assistance that works,” said clinic attendee Jeffery Broussard. “They provide a legitimate solution. They helped me save my home.”
HOC is a HUD-approved housing agency that provides attendees with specialized assistance and educational resources to promote informed financial decision making, according to the county. The county library has partnered with HOC to offer HOME clinics since 2009, and the partnership has served over 3,300 families, reports the county.
The market value savings for customers is reported over $2.8 million in fees and services to date.
The free clinic at Ramona Library will offer educational sessions and give individuals an opportunity to speak confidentially with lawyers, housing experts, and mortgage counselors about foreclosure and bankruptcy. Registration is strongly recommended, and participants must bring a photo I.D., loan documents, last mortgage statement, and any lender documents to the event. A video featuring this program can be found at bit.ly/home-video.
“By partnering with the HOC to offer these free housing clinics, we are able to provide our customers with access to invaluable resources and opportunities to save their homes and build better lives,” said Library Director José Aponte.
The HOME Clinic program at San Diego County Library has received numerous awards, including the national Highsmith Library Innovation Award and a Challenge Award from the California State Association of Counties.
Ramona Library is at 1275 Main St.
For more information or to register, call 1-800-462-0503, go to bit.ly/home-clinics or contact the library at www.sdcl.org.