FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 28, 2014
WARREN, OH – Foreclosure prevention counselors at Empowering and Strengthening Ohio’s People’s Warren office helped more than 50 homeowners save their homes from foreclosure in July alone, totaling more than $1 million dollars in assistance.
As a result of plant closings and layoffs in the Youngstown and Warren area, counselors in the Warren office provide special outreach to workers and anyone else who is struggling to pay their mortgage.As part of Ohio’s Save the Dream program the Warren office has secured more than $4 million dollars to help families stay in their homes and get back on their feet since January this year.
Across the state of Ohio ESOP has helped homeowners get more than $56 million in assistance through the Save the Dream program since it began in 2010.Getting people to apply for help and approved for the program benefits more than just individual families.The money also represents an investment in the stability of local neighborhoods.
“ESOP’s staff remains committed to helping Ohio homeowners save their homes from foreclosure. We are thrilled to be a part of the revitalization of the Warren area by keeping homeowners in their homes,” said Roslyn Quarto, ESOP’s Executive Director.
“While Ohio’s Save the Dream program may be coming to an end, ESOP’s Warren office will remain open and we will continue to help our neighbors navigate the complicated process of modifying their current loans to make their monthly payments more affordable,” said Sonya Edwards who is a counselor and Director of ESOP’s Senior Financial Empowerment Initiative.
The Warren office is also expanding its services to help the growing senior population with financial counseling and education to fit their unique needs.