Sen. Sununu, Mayor Guinta to host home mortgage workshop in Manchester

MANCHESTER (February 14, 2008) – U.S. Senator John Sununu announced that he will host a New Hampshire Home Mortgage Workshop with Manchester Mayor Frank Guinta on Saturday, March 8, 2008. The time and location of the workshop, as well as other major details, will be announced at a press conference at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19, 2008, in City Hall’s Aldermanic Chambers, One City Hall Plaza, Manchester.

At the session will be Sen. Sununu, Mayor Guinta, officials from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), and the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority (NHHFA) to outline resources available to Granite State homeowners who have questions or issues concerning their current mortgage. In addition, the workshops will offer assistance to those who may be interested in refinancing or purchasing their first home.

“The issue of housing is one that affects a considerable amount of the population and is one that every level of government should be concerned with,” Guinta said. “Last year, my office worked with HUD and NeighborWorks Greater Manchester to provide resources for people struggling to meet mortgages. With Sen. Sununu help, we are able to expand upon this effort and include additional resources from the federal, state and local levels.”

“Helpful resources are available for New Hampshire residents who own a home or are interested in purchasing one,” Sununu said. “These workshops are designed to provide the latest information on programs and initiatives regarding mortgages and foreclosures, including Project Lifeline and Hope Now, two efforts coordinated by the federal government with some of the nation’s largest mortgage lenders. I encourage anyone from New Hampshire who has questions or concerns to attend.”