For Immediate Release - October 11, 2012

AG Coakley’s Office Announces Opening of HomeCorps Office in Brockton

Satellite Office Offers Personal Loan Modification Support for Homeowners

BROCKTON – Emphasizing direct, community-based assistance to communities heavily impacted by the foreclosure crisis, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced today that a new HomeCorps satellite office has opened in Brockton, offering loan modification advocacy for struggling homeowners.

The new office, located inside the Metro South Chamber of Commerce, is staffed by a loan modification specialist trained to provide foreclosure prevention and borrower support through AG Coakley’s first-in-the-nation HomeCorps program. The Brockton office is one of four planned satellite offices in Massachusetts – with three others anticipated to be opened in Lowell, North Adams, and Cape Cod.

“Our HomeCorps initiative is designed to help restore a healthy economy by offering direct relief to those facing unnecessary foreclosure in Massachusetts,” AG Coakley said. “Many homeowners going through these difficult times feel more comfortable working directly with a specialist and we hope these local offices will provide the individual support they need. We appreciate the willingness of the city and the Chamber to partner with our office on this important component of HomeCorps.”

“This office will be an important resource for Brockton homeowners,” said Brockton Mayor Linda M. Balzotti. “Foreclosure is a major issue in Brockton.  The satellite HomeCorps office in Brockton will be another valued partner in our city’s collaborative and multi-agency approach to assist homeowners to remain in their homes.”   

“The Chamber is pleased to provide space for this very important initiative,” said Chamber President and CEO, Christopher Cooney. “We are also happy to partner with the Attorney General to address this very important issue facing our communities, residents and the economy.”

Borrowers looking to receive foreclosure prevention advocacy at the office will be assisted in filling out the necessary paperwork and provided with information about HomeCorps’ three-part borrower support and referral initiative including loan modification support, direct legal representation, and a recovery network for those who have lost their homes.

Consumers who have issues or concerns relating to their mortgage servicer or other concerns are also encouraged to call the HomeCorps hotline at (617) 573-5333 or submit a complaint online.

ABOUT THE OFFICE:      
HomeCorps Brockton Satellite Office
60 School Street, Brockton, First Floor
Office hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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