Washington Report

Advocacy Updates from Washington D.C.

Treasury Department Holding Short Sale Outreach Event for Real Estate Professionals

February 13, 2012

Starting February 22, 2012, the Treasury Department, in collaboration with the National Association of REALTORS®, will hold Making Home Affordable “Help for Homeowners” outreach events across the country. These events will include sessions for real estate agents wanting to learn more about the Treasury Department’s Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives (HAFA) program. NAR urged the Treasury Department to engage real estate professionals at Making Home Affordable community outreach events to increase participation in the HAFA program and expedite short sales transactions. In addition to informational sessions for real estate professionals wanting to learn more about the program, agents and brokers will have the opportunity to work on solutions to difficult HAFA transactions with loan servicers face-to-face. The first events are scheduled for Miami on February 22 and Tampa on February 24. These will be followed by Sacramento and Los Angeles in March, Chicago and Indianapolis in April, Las Vegas and Phoenix in May, Atlanta and New Orleans in June, New York in July, and Maryland in August. For more information, please contact Eric Hagen at Eric.Hagen@Treasury.gov or 1-202-622-1168.

Making Home Affordable Outreach Information
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