WEST PALM BEACH — Thousands of people are lined up this morning outside the Palm Beach County Convention Center – some arriving by the busload, hoping the Neighborhood Assistance Corp. of America will help them save their homes.
They are here from throughout the country, including Detroit and California.
“I’m here because I have to be,” said P. Reed, who drove all night from South Carolina. “They put me in foreclosure last week.”
The non-profit group opened the doors at 9 a.m. to begin a five-day marathon of around-the-clock loan modifications. The event, which is free, aims to get homeowners cheaper monthly mortgage payments through interest rate reductions, extending the life of the loan and a reduction in loan amount.
To be first in line, Lizandra Garcet, of West Palm Beach, arrived Thursday morning to set up her beach chairs at the front entrance of the convention center.
But she was too late to take the top spot in the queue. Someone, who came on Wednesday, got that.
Lizandra, 16, is helping her mother, who doesn’t speak fluent English, through the process.
Sixteen- year old help parents with loan amortization and real estate law explanations. Reason for massive foreclosures become clear…shortage of kid attorneys that speak English..