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FAMU Housing Clinic Strives to Help Homeowners Keep Their Homes



Orlando, Fla. – Central Florida homeowners facing foreclosure are invited to explore solution options during a Home Preservation Fair hosted by the Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law's Housing Clinic on Saturday, June 15, 2013. The free event at 201 Beggs Avenue in Orlando will be held from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Fair is designed to equip homeowners with information that will help them keep their homes, regardless if they are facing economic hardships or foreclosure threats. Participants will gain insight on the current market, and tips on avoiding loan scams and housing fraud.

Participants will also meet with representatives from national lenders to discuss loan modifications, short sales and other options. Lending and nonprofit organizations participating in the Fair include Bank of America, Chase Bank, Freddie Mac, Wells Fargo Bank, Consumer Debt Counseling Agency, the Hispanic Help Center, Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law, and the Orange County Bar Association.

College of Law Clinic Program students will utilize learned skills to screen participants and refer them to appropriate lenders and nonprofit organizations attending the event. Modeled after other successful legal clinical educational programs, the FAMU College of Law Clinical Program provides third-year law students with an opportunity to serve clients with specific needs. The Fair offers these law students an added opportunity to hone and showcase the academic knowledge they have acquired through a practical application, while educating the public about solutions available to them in the home mortgage arena.

For additional information on the Housing Preservation Fair, please contact the FAMU College of Law at (407) 254-3265 or


 Home Preservation Fair (.pdf)