Monday, January 9, 2012

BofA workshop to provide free mortgage help

Bank of America is offering help for struggling homeowners this week at a three-day mortgage outreach event in Charlotte.

The workshop takes place from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at the Hilton Charlotte Center City, 222 E. Third St. The bank has identified nearly 11,000 customers within 100 miles of Charlotte who might benefit, it said.

During the event, customers having trouble with their mortgage payments can discuss their situation and any loan assistance options available with a home loan specialist. Local nonprofits and housing counselors will also be there to help, the bank said.

This week’s workshop is Charlotte-based Bank of America’s latest effort to help mortgage customers; the bank recently opened a customer assistance center in Charlotte where homeowners can meet face-to-face with mortgage specialists year-round. The event comes a month after Wells Fargo & Co. invited more than 10,000 Carolinas customers to a similar workshop in Charlotte.

Homeowners are encouraged to schedule an appointment in advance, though walk-ins are welcome. To register or to learn more, visit