NCCU School of Law Clinic Provides Homeowner And Foreclosure Assistance

Posted on Friday, February 25, 2011

In the spring of 2011, the Legal Clinical Program at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) School of Law will launch a Foreclosure Prevention Project. This project, directed by Legal Writing Professor Timothy J. Peterkin, will provide assistance to homeowners facing foreclosure in North Carolina.

On Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 9 a.m. at NCCU School of Law, the NCCU law students will co-host a community education event in conjunction with Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc. There will be seminars for prospective homeowners. They will discuss budgeting, loan qualifications, down payment assistance programs and the realities that must be addressed when buying a home. There will also be sessions for current homeowners who are facing imminent or actual foreclosure. They will learn about the foreclosure process, methods to avoid foreclosure, how to engage in loss mitigation and federal and state lending laws. They will also have the opportunity to meet with foreclosure defense attorneys to discuss their situation. Lastly, there will be a legal training for attorneys who are interested in working with homeowners facing foreclosure.

The events will all be free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the NCCU Foreclosure Prevention Project at 919-530-6333.