Palm Beach Post
Friday, August 27, 2010
WEST PALM BEACH ‚ÄĒ Thousands of people are lined up this morning outside the Palm Beach County Convention Center – some arriving by the busload, hoping the Neighborhood Assistance Corp. of America will help them save their homes.
They are here from throughout the country, including Detroit and California.
“I’m here because I have to be,” said P. Reed, who drove all night from South Carolina. “They put me in foreclosure last week.”
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The non-profit group opened the doors at 9 a.m. to begin a five-day marathon of around-the-clock loan modifications. The event, which is free, aims to get homeowners cheaper monthly mortgage payments through interest rate reductions, extending the life of the loan and a reduction in loan amount.
To be first in line, Lizandra Garcet, of West Palm Beach, arrived Thursday morning to set up her beach chairs at the front entrance of the convention center.
This article was posted: Friday, August 27, 2010 at 7:32 am