LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A new report reveals one in every 190 Lee County homes got a foreclosure notice in October. One bank is offering advice, and new hope, for those struggling to make their mortgage payment.
If you have a Wells Fargo mortgage, and are behind on your payments, you might have received a letter in the mail. It invites you to the Home Preservation Workshop at the Harborside Event Center. The goal is to keep people in their homes during these tough times.
Cape Coral resident Christopher Clark, with support from his parents, is trying to save his home. "There's a lot of jobs that are not out there for people, trying to find other ways to make the means to pay for your mortgage is really difficult right now," he said.
For his parents, it's a burden they're familiar with.
"We've been through it, and now, to watch your son go through it in this economy its really hard. Really, really hard," said Carol Clark.
"Don't want to see him lose his first house, you know? His first house he bought, so lets try to do everything we can to help him, and save it," said Bill Clark.
And Clark isn't alone. The bank invited about 7,500 Lee County homeowners to take advantage of the workshop.
"We can help one out of every three people today on the spot. Today and tomorrow. And another 2/3 of customers can be helped in 6 weeks if they come to our event," said Wells Fargo official Michelle Braun.
"Trying to save our house, looks like we did," said Cape resident Christine Sypher. After meeting with a representative, Sypher is calling this night a success.
"And be able to keep my house! We just found out so its kind of not really real yet, but yeah, they're doing a great job here,' she said.
The event continues Thursday at the Harborside Event Center from 9:00am - 7:00pm.
No reservation is required to attend.