Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Coffee and conversation with Rep. Tina Kotek

A note from Rep. Kotek.....

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Happy New Year! Please join me and your neighbors this Saturday, January 8, to talk about the upcoming legislative session and other important issues. We will meet in the deli seating area of the Arbor Lodge New Seasons Market from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The Legislature convenes on Monday, so we'll have a timely conversation. Hope to see you there!

Having trouble paying your mortgage? Know someone who is?

Thousands of Oregon homeowners will have their mortgages paid for up to one year or $20,000. The state of Oregon received federal dollars to help struggling homeowners in our community, but time is running short. You must apply by January 14!

If you are a homeowner facing financial difficulties, this program can help. Start by visiting or calling 2-1-1 (1-800-SAFENET) to find out if you qualify. The deadline to apply is January 14. The process includes an application and an appointment, so start yours now. There are no costs or fees.

The Multnomah County application center is at the Doubletree Hotel (just off the Lloyd Center MAX stop). Feel free to stop by to learn more. Open Monday - Friday 9am - 9pm and Saturdays 9am - 5pm.

Do you have questions about foreclosure or debt? Need free legal advice? Free workshops led by experts are offered at the Doubletree Hotel (just off the Lloyd Center MAX stop) January 7 - January 15. Topics include foreclosure prevention, bankruptcy & debt collection, tips & training for job seekers, and many others. Visit for an up-to-date schedule. All workshops are free and open to the public.

It's an honor to serve you in the Legislature. Please contact my legislative assistant Alex Berke at our district office, by phone, 503-286-0558, or email, if we can be of any assistance to you.

Best wishes,

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