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Free Foreclosure Webinars Offered for N.Y. State Residents

foreclosureThe Bridge Street Development Corporation (BSDC), a Brooklyn, New York-based nonprofit, is offering a free educational webinar series that New York State residents can participate in from the privacy and comfort of their home or office.

One seminar, “What to Expect When Facing Foreclosure,” will provide information on obtaining a mortgage, the foreclosure process, and understanding your options if you are facing foreclosure. It will be held Aug. 11 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The next two seminars, one on the White House’s Make Home Affordable program, and another on how foreclosure can affect renters, will take place Sept.16 and Oct. 13, respectively, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

“We want to raise awareness on foreclosure and resources,” says Tami Aikens, foreclosure prevention counselor at BSDC.  “We don’t want people ashamed. There is help out there.”

To register, call 718-636-7596, ext. 14, or by log on to


–Tuesday, August 11, 7 to 8:30 p.m. – What to Expect When Facing Foreclosure

–Wednesday, September 16, 6:30 to 8 p.m. – Making Homes Affordable

–Tuesday, October 13, 6:30 to 8 p.m. – Surprising Facts Apartment Renters Should Know About Foreclosure

— Janell Hazelwood