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  • Hurt by foreclosure? Pima County can help with housing and job-related services

    Dec 01, 2014 | Read More News
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    Have you lost your home to foreclosure – even as a tenant? Or are you at risk of losing it?

    Attorney General's grantDo you need a job – or a better job – to get back on track?

    Pima County can provide employment services and support, job training, and information about mortgage or rent assistance to individuals who have lost or are at risk of losing their homes as a result of foreclosure. Click on the image to see a printable flier.

    Mauricio Menjivar, who served in the Marines for 5½ years, had been looking for work for more than six months and was about to lose his house when he was referred to the Pima County One-Stop Career Center.

    One-Stop paid for Menjivar to attend truck-driving school in August, and he said he had job offers “even before I graduated.”

    “My dad was a truck driver,” he said. “I knew that would be a quick fix for me and it was something I was interested in.”

    One-Stop also paid for Menjivar’s boots, gloves, jacket and tools. In September, he started working for G&F Carrier the same day he got his Commercial Driver’s License.

    Menjivar expects to hear this month whether his application for mortgage assistance is approved. “But at least I have a steady job,” he said.

    The funds and services are part of an array of programs and direct consumer support funded through the National Mortgage Settlement funds administered through the Arizona Attorney General’s Office.

    In 2012, Arizona joined a landmark $25 billion joint federal-state agreement with the nation’s five largest mortgage loan servicers (Ally/GMAC, Bank of America, Citi, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo) over foreclosure abuses and fraud and unacceptable nationwide residential mortgage servicing practices. More information about the mortgage settlement programs is available at

    One-Stop received funds to provide training for in-demand occupations, and employment and placement services, as well as case management and support services for individuals seeking permanent full-time employment.

    Eligible individuals include foreclosed homeowners, renters evicted due to foreclosure, participants in transitional housing programs who are homeless as a result of foreclosure or foreclosure-related eviction, and homeowners at risk of foreclosure who will be able to maintain their mortgage payments with appropriate job training.

    For more information, please contact Debbie Lopez at the Pima County Housing Center, 801 W. Congress St., at 520-724-2471 or by email.