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Saving Your Home Can Be As Simple As Opening Your Mail

Public Date: 2/25/2011 12:00 AM
Contact: Steve Huber, Oakland County Economic Development and Community Affairs
Phone Number: 248-858-1848

Oakland County Community & Home Improvement Division's (OCCHI) housing counselors encourage homeowners to "Open Your Mail" to avoid foreclosure proceedings.

In a public service television campaign produced by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority, homeowners are encouraged to promptly open mail from their mortgage servicers or their attorneys to protect their rights to a pre-foreclosure meeting. Homeowners have 14 days to respond to the notice. The ads guide viewers to MSHDA's web site or the foreclosure prevention call center, where they will be directed to a counseling agency nearest them.

The spots, based on a suggestion from Lon Shook, one of the housing counselors of OCCHI, began running this week on cable and network television throughout the state. The spot can be seen online at

For more information on foreclosure prevention, contact the Michigan State Housing Development Authority at 866-946-7432 or Oakland County Community & Home Improvement at or call 248-858-1529.