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December 29, 2009 (El Cajon) -- If you are a current homeowner, or have questions on becoming a first time homebuyer, plan to attend the 5th Annual East County Homeownership Fair on Saturday, January 16, 2010 in El Cajon. The free event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Ronald Reagan Community Center located at 195 East Douglas Avenue, in Downtown El Cajon.



This event is sponsored by the El Cajon Redevelopment Agency and U.S. Bank, and presented by the El Cajon Community Development Corporation and the Housing Opportunities Collaborative. Information will be available for both prospective and current homeowners seeking guidance and counseling regarding foreclosure prevention. Event exhibitors will be on hand from the real estate, lending, homeownership counseling, foreclosure prevention, and tax professions.


Multiple workshops will be offered on loan modification procedures, foreclosure prevention, home buying and financial literacy, and much more - all to help you learn what you need to know about homeownership! You will also find one-on-one confidential counseling, plus fun activities for the kids.


Other presenting partners include Bank of America, Union Bank of California, and Cox Communications. Regional partners include the San Diego Housing Federation, LISC San Diego, International Rescue Committee, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, East County Regional Chamber of Commerce and Rancho San Diego-Jamul Chamber of Commerce.


Admission, parking, and children's activities are free. On-site Spanish and Arabic translation services for all seminars will be provided courtesy of Housing Opportunities Collaborative and International Rescue Committee. For more information or to become a vendor or sponsor, contact Kathryn Courter, Promotion and Events Manager with the El Cajon Community Development Corporation at (619) 401-8858.


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