Newark hosts housing assistance fair

North Ward Councilman Anibal Ramos Jr., Councilman-At-Large Carlos M. Gonzalez and Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo will sponsor the annual Newark Housing Assistance Fair for residents today at 6 p.m. at the Lady of Good Counsel Church, 654 Summer Ave.

The program is designed to offer information to homeowners and residents from housing counseling agencies. Representatives will provide assistance with finding affordable housing and emergency rental assistance. Participating organizations include La Casa de Don Pedro and the Essex County – Division Council for Supporting Housing.

Participants will also receive information about options available to avoid foreclosure through the New Jersey Foreclosure Mediation Program, which provides housing counselors, lawyers, and mediators to homeowners facing foreclosure. Information will also be offered on how to avoid foreclosure scams.

For more information about the housing fair, contact Councilman Ramos’ office at (973) 733-5136, or Councilman Gonzalez’s office at (973) 733-6425.

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