A free homeowner foreclosure workshop is being offered on Tuesday, February 24, at the John H. Boner Community Center beginning at 6 p.m.

Sponsored by the Indiana Foreclosure Prevention Network (IFPN), Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership (INHP), and Momentive Consumer Credit Counseling Service, the workshop titled, "Home Sweet Home! Maintaining the American Dream," will cover topics such as purchasing a home, budgeting, using credit wisely, what to do if you cannot make your mortgage payment and your rights as a consumer. Participants will receive information on responsible homeownership, as well as the tools to stay in their home.

"In our current economic climate, it's more important than ever for families to have access to the right tools as they prepare for homeownership," says INHP President Moira Carlstedt. "Preparation for long-term, successful homeownership begins with education, and we are excited about the opportunity to participate in this workshop in partnership with IFPN and Momentive."

The workshop is being held in partnership with Indy's Campaign for Financial Fitness and will take place during Boner Center's free tax preparation assistance hours. The John H. Boner Community Center is located at 2236 East 10th Street in Indianapolis. The first fifty people to attend the workshop will receive a $10 gas card.

"Homeownership is a dream for many and, with the proper knowledge, can become an attainable and sustainable goal," says Kathy Perron, President, Momentive Consumer Credit Counseling Service. "This workshop will give current and future homeowners the education and knowledge that are vital to both correcting the current crisis and avoiding future problems."

The workshop is free, open to the public and reservations are not required. For additional information, visit www.877gethope.org and click on the events link.

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