“Help for Homeowners” Mortgage Resource Fair at Illinois Attorney General’s office, May 19

Housing counselors from Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office will be available to homeowners in need and provide information about preventing foreclosure and avoiding foreclosure rescue scams during the Mortgage Resource Fair on Saturday, May 19, at the Attorney General’s office in Springfield.

Mortgage lenders including Bank of America, Citi, PNC and Wells Fargo will meet homeowners and provide information on obtaining loan modifications. Those planning to complete a loan modification application are urged to bring the following items:

  • Most recent pay stubs (2 months) for all wage earners/household members with income
  • If receiving government benefits, current award letter (including unemployment benefits)
  • If receiving child support, copy of current court order and proof of payments
  • Most recent bank statements (2 months)
  • Most recent W-2s for all sources of income
  • Most recent federal tax returns (2 years)
  • Complete & accurate budget
  • Letter explaining reason for default/inability to afford current mortgage payments
  • Recent utility bills
  • Recent mortgage statement
  • Recent Homeowner Association Assessment (if applicable)
  • Recent property tax bill
  • Homeowners insurance declaration page.

The “Help for Homeowners” Mortgage Resource Fair will be held Saturday, May 19, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Attorney General’s Office, 500 South Second St., Springfield, IL 

More information on this free event can be obtained by calling the Attorney General’s Homeowners Referral Helpline at 1-866-544-7151.