Non-profit Neighborhood Community Foundation Creates Online Workshop to Help Homeowners Navigate Foreclosure Minefield

April 17, 2012 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Sarasota, FL April 17, 2012 Since 2010, The Neighborhood Community Foundation has been traveling the state of Florida providing informational workshops educating Florida's homeowners about trends and proactive strategies for saving their homes. Realizing that the social stigma associated with foreclosure often kept those in need from seeking out help, the Foundation decided to bring their Foreclosure Prevention Workshop online, giving homeowners the opportunity to learn the tools they need to avoid losing their homes from the comfort of their home. This online workshop is FREE and open to all residents of the state of Florida.

The Foundation is pleased to invite "Fight For My Home" foreclosure defense attorney, David Hicks of the Alliance Legal Group as our keynote speaker. Specializing in foreclosure defense, Mr. Hicks has dedicated his practice to helping Florida homeowners resolve their foreclosure issues. He brings a wealth of experience and practical knowledge.

"What you see happening every day in the housing market is astounding, and it's a long way from over," says Hicks. "Each week we hear of some new rule or regulation, or read some story about the foreclosure marketplace in both local and national media. It's enough to make your head spin", Hicks adds. "Most people have no idea of what is real or how to help themselves from being taken advantage of. I am happy to be help the Neighborhood Community Foundation and support any program that gives homeowners information and tools they need to have a fighting chance against losing their home while protecting their financial situation."

Foreclosure Webinar Dates and Times: Tuesday, April 24th 7:30pm-8:30pm and Saturday, April 28th 10:00am-11:30am Register at

During the workshop, Mr. Hicks will share free legal advice about the most common types of errors and violations found in loan and foreclosure documents and provide a full explanation of the laws that protect homeowners when facing foreclosure. The information will help homeowners properly assess a practical course of action for their needs. Homeowners will get answers to questions and insight will be provided to guide homeowners to the next positive step, wherever they may be in the process.

Topics of the webinar include:

  • Loan Modifications Effective techniques that work
  • Federal Foreclosure Programs HAMP and HAFA
  • Foreclosure Fraud How to identify paperwork fraud or loan violations
  • How to buy more time in your home Possible steps to postpone your move
  • Protecting against foreclosure predators
  • County agency resources
  • Real legal defenses
  • Questions and Answers

  • The free online Fight for My Home - Foreclosure Workshop is available to all Florida-residents who have access to the internet.

    To register for the April 24th or April 28th Foreclosure Assistance Workshop visit or call 1-877-306-5299.

    About The Neighborhood Community Foundation:
    Founded in 2010, The Neighborhood Community Foundation is an independent non-profit organization, registered as a 501c3. We were founded in the interest of protecting homeowners and their families from the devastating effects of foreclosure. As untold millions are experiencing foreclosure throughout the country, Florida is one of the states among the hardest hit. At NCF, we believe that every home is worth saving. If we can provide every homeowner with a proper education about foreclosure proceedings and the multiple options they have that may prevent their eviction, then a great purpose has been served.

    About David Hicks:
    David Hicks has been a member of the Florida Bar Association since 1993. He is a third generation Floridian and grew up in Hillsborough County where he has been in private practice since 1998. Mr. Hicks earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Communications from the University of Florida and a Juris Doctor from Loyola University's College of Law. Upon graduation, David worked for the Hillsborough County Public Defender's Office as a staff attorney before serving as Counsel for several litigation firms. He has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors.

    For More Information Contact:
    Dolly Hiller