For the past two years, Councilman André Williams has been assisting homeowners in Miami Gardens and South Florida who may be victims of predatory lending practices or struggling with their mortgage payments. While some individuals say they are seeing signs of an economic recovery, others are still stressed with debt and see no signs of relief.
“It’s in our best interest to do whatever we can to keep people in their homes and help struggling families especially if we are looking forward to an economic recovery,” says Councilman André Williams, Seat 3, of the City of Miami Gardens.
Two years ago, Ruby Milligan received a foreclosure notice from her bank. Ruby, a retiree and grandmother, was supposed to be enjoying her retirement, but now she had to worry about saving her home. Taking a proactive approach, she attended one of the many Foreclosure Prevention Clinics hosted by Councilman Williams. With many of the major banks in attendance, the clinic provided an opportunity for her to meet with the banks one-on-one and face-to-face to discuss her options.
As a result of attending the Foreclosure Prevention Clinic, Ruby’s foreclosure action was dismissed this past week. Her home is no longer in foreclosure and she can have a measure of peace in her life.
“I am eternally grateful to Councilman Williams for his service to the residents of Miami Gardens and particularly to me. I have a notice of dismissal without prejudice and discharge of Lis Pendens from my attorney’s office,” said Ms. Milligan.
“It is so heartwarming to hear stories about regular people overcoming great challenges and improving their quality of life. I do what I do because I enjoy helping people. I hope Ruby’s wonderful story of overcoming adversity inspires us all to help others and promote the common good,” says Councilman Williams.
If you are struggling with your mortgage payments or facing foreclosure and need assistance, please call Councilman André Williams at 305-622-8063.