Thursday, May 21, 2009

Senator Martinez Announces First-Time Homebuyer Forum in Jacksonville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWednesday, May 6, 2009

Martinez Announces First-Time Homebuyer Forum in JacksonvilleRepresentatives from Senator Martinez’s Office, HUD, housing counseling agencies and lenders will assist First-Time Homebuyers

WASHINGTON –U.S. Senator Mel Martinez (R-FL) today announced a First-Time Homebuyer Forum Saturday, June 6th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to be held at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, FL. The workshop will provide information about first-time homebuyer programs, applying for a FHA loan, first-time homebuyer tax credits, and credit counseling.

“Members of my staff, representatives from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in addition to housing counseling agencies and lenders will be available to assist current or potential homebuyers with any questions they may have,” Martinez said. “Countless Floridians have been hit by the current housing crisis, we want ensure that homebuyers are educated about the programs and resources available to them so they can achieve the American dream of homeownership.”

The Office of Senator Mel Martinez as well as the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will be hosting this housing workshop to provide assistance to help first-time homebuyers. Participants will include: City of Jacksonville Housing and Neighborhoods Department, Mortgage Bankers Association of Jacksonville, Northeast Florida Association of Realtors, Catholic Charities Bureau, Family Foundations of Northeast Florida, Inc., Housing Partnership of Northeast Florida, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc., Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America and Second Chance Help Center. Lenders also participating include Bank of America, BB&T, Compass Bank, Everbank, Jacksonville Federal Credit Union, Mercantile Bank, Regions Bank, SunTrust, Wachovia, and Wells Fargo Bank. This forum is open to the public.

* An RSVP is required to attend the workshop due to limited space.

Please call 904-398-8586 or email

WHAT: First-Time Homebuyer Forum

DATE: Saturday, June 6thTIME: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

LOCATION: University of North Florida
University Center
12000 Alumni Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224

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