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Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589

fax: 503-823-3596

1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Program helps Oregonians prevent foreclosure

By David Nguyen

Great news for Oregonians struggling to make their mortgage payments - the Oregon Foreclosure Avoidance Mediation Program goes into effect today, providing those facing foreclosure the right to meet with their mortgage lenders and a mediator to seek alternatives.

The mediation program was created by Senate Bill 1552.  The bill also prohibits mortgage lenders from processing foreclosures before they complete foreclosure mediation discussions. 


Starting today, homeowners who receive a notice of default will also receive information on free foreclosure counseling and low-cost mediation services.

The program will help provide a great safety net for our community during this challenging time.



Phone: 855-658-6733

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