Foreclosure Prevention Clinics
Know Your Rights in the Foreclosure Legal Process
Who Can Attend: Our foreclosure prevention legal clinics in Hartford and Fairfield County are open to any homeowner facing foreclosure. No pre-registration is required. There is no charge.
What: The clinics will offer homeowners information about the judicial foreclosure and mediation process along with guidance on how to prepare and what documents to bring to court and referrals to housing counseling agencies. Homeowners will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with volunteer attorneys and paralegals to discuss their situation.
When and Where:
- In Fairfield County, usually, but not always, the third Wednesday of every month from 6:00-8:30 p.m at a city government building. Our next Fairfield County clinic will be in Norwalk, at City Hall on 125 East Avenue, in the 1st floor Community Room, on Wednesday, May 15. Click here for other 2013 clinic dates, locations, and directions.
- In Hartford, usually, but not always, the third Tuesday of every month from 5:30-8:00 p.m. at a University of Hartford building. Our next Hartford clinic will be on Tuesday, May 21, at the University High School of Science & Engineering at 351 Mark Twain Drive, Hartford. Click here for more 2013 clinic dates.
Here are directions to the High School:
From I-84: Take Exit 44 and then Prospect Ave. north to Albany Ave. Turn right onto Albany Ave., go ½ mile, and turn left onto Mark Twain Dr. (A sign for Westbrook Village is at the corner of Albany Ave. and Mark Twain Dr.) Drive approximately 1 mile. The High School will be on your left, shortly after the stop sign.
From Downtown Hartford: Take Albany Ave. west, past Blue Hills Ave. Turn right onto Mark Twain Dr. (A sign for Westbrook Village is at the corner of Albany Ave. & Mark Twain Dr.) Drive approximately 1 mile. The High School will be on the left, shortly after the stop sign.
This website will be updated if a class is canceled due to bad weather. You may also call 860-263-0731 to learn whether a clinic will be held on a particular night.
We have run clinics in Hartford since 2008 with the University of Hartford’s Paralegal Studies Program. We have run clinics in Fairfield County since February 2011 with Homes Saved By Faith. The clinics in Fairfield County are jointly sponsored by the mayors of Bridgeport, Stamford, Norwalk, and Stratford: Bill Finch, Michael Pavia, Richard Moccia, and John Harkins.
A representative from the state Department of Banking and a Foreclosure Mediation Specialist from the state’s Judicial Branch speak at the legal clinics, along with one of the Center’s Foreclosure Prevention attorneys.
Additional Presentations for Homeowners Facing Foreclosure:
We also speak about foreclosure prevention at HUD/CHFA-approved housing counselors’ orientations in New Haven, Meriden, East Haven, Waterbury, Bridgeport, Norwich, and Gales Ferry (Ledyard). These orientations require pre-registration and include a short talk on the foreclosure and mediation process by a Center representative. The orientations are usually held in the evening. For dates, times, and registration information:
- For New Haven, Meriden and East Haven, call Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven at 203-777-6925. The orientation in New Haven is usually held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, and an orientation is usually held on the 4th Tuesday of the month in either Meriden or East Haven.
- For Waterbury, call Neighborhood Housing Services of Waterbury at 203-753-1896. This orientation is usually held monthly on a Thursday.
- For Bridgeport, call Housing Development Fund at 203-338-9025. This orientation is usually held on the second Wednesday of the month.
- For Norwich and Gales Ferry (Ledyard), call Catholic Charities at 860-889-8346. The orientation in Norwich is usually held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, and the orientation in Gales Ferry is usually held on the 1st Tuesday of the month.
To download a copy of the Center’s foreclosure manual “Representing Yourself in Foreclosure: A Guide for Connecticut Homeowners,” click here or attend a Foreclosure Prevention Clinic, where the manual is distributed.