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Free Workshop in Redwood City for Homeowners Facing Foreclosure

Redwood City, CA - September 29, 2008 - A partnership of the City of Redwood city, the East Palo Alto Community Alliance and Neighborhood Development Organization (EPA CAN DO) and Community Legal Services of East Palo Alto is holding a free workshop in Redwood City for homeowners facing foreclosure. The community is welcome to attend without appointment or RSVP (although RSVPs are appreciated). The workshop will take place at the Fair Oaks Community Center at 2400 Middlefield Road in Redwood City on Thursday, October 16th. Spanish translation services will be available. Those wishing to attend are invited to contact EPA CAN DO at 650-473-9838 for more details.

The purpose of the workshop is to assist homeowners who are near to or currently in foreclosure. The workshop will focus on various issues related to foreclosure such as the realities of the current real estate market, working with lenders to modify your loan, legal issues involved in foreclosure, short sales, and rebuilding post-foreclosure credit.

This is part of a countywide effort to bring this important information to the communities where it is needed most. This workshop will help families to understand their rights and recourses as homeowners, when facing foreclosure on their home loans. Visit EPA CAN DO online at  Community Legal Services of East Palo Alto’s website is

EPA CAN DO is a membership and neighborhood-based Community Development Corporation consisting of local residents, representatives of other community groups, non-profits and businesses. It was formed to address affordable housing development and other issues depending on particular neighborhood needs. Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto provides free legal services to low-income and under-served individuals and families in East Palo Alto, eastern Menlo Park and the surrounding areas. The group, funded by grants and donations from foundations, law firms, legal organizations, and individual donors, utilizes volunteer law students and pro bono attorneys in all of their practice areas: housing, immigration, juvenile justice, and general civil litigation. Since 2002, they have served over 3,000 individuals and families in need.

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Debbi Jones-Thomas
Redwood City Housing Coordinator

Robert Jones, Executive Director
East Palo Alto Community
Alliance and Neighborhood
Development Organization

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