NOTICE: In accordance with Governor Lamont's emergency declaration, employees and the public are asked to observe social distancing measures to ensure communal safety and to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). People are asked to work from home and telecommute wherever possible. Adhering to these instructions, the Department of Banking has closed its offices to the public. However, agency staff will continue to provide services to consumers and industry through telework. When contacting the Department, please use electronic communication whenever possible. Agency staff will continue to check voicemails during this time. Consumers are encouraged to use our online form for complaints. If you are unsure where to send an inquiry, you may send it to Department.Banking@ct.gov and it will be routed appropriately. Thank you for your patience during this time.

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April 17th Free Homeowners Mortgage Assistance Event

March 14, 2013

Editors: Please add to your Daybooks, Community Calendars and Community Briefs this free event for homeowners in need of mortgage assistance. We are hoping to publicize this event widely and as soon as possible to get the word out to homeowners who may need the help.

A free, mortgage-assistance event for homeowners who need information or help with loan modifications, foreclosure prevention, state and federal assistance programs and other lending-related issues will be held Wednesday, April 17, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Omni New Haven, 155 Temple Street, New Haven, Connecticut.  Free parking will be available for attendees at the One Temple Street Garage and the 213 Crown Street Garage.

Representatives from various mortgage lenders and loan servicing companies will be available to discuss your case personally.  Among them are: Bank of America; CitiMortgage; Fannie Mae;
First Niagara Bank;  HSBC National Bank USA;  JPMorgan Chase & Co.;  McCue Mortgage; Ocwen Loan Servicing; PNC Mortgage; People‚Äôs United Bank; Webster Bank and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.  HUD-approved housing counseling agencies, the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority, Judicial Branch Mediation and other state and non-profit agencies will provide additional assistance to homeowners.

A full list of participating banks and agencies is available on the following website, www.ct.gov/dob/homeowner, which also lists the documents a homeowner needs to bring for assistance and directions to the event.  Be sure to check the website periodically, as information on how to pre-register with your lender will be updated as the event draws closer.

The mortgage assistance program is sponsored by Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Attorney General George Jepsen and the Connecticut Department of Banking.  For more information, call the Department of Banking at 860-240-8170 or 1-877-472-8313, or visit www.ct.gov/dob.