WEST PALM BEACH — The Palm Beach County Convention Center filled again today with tales of mortgage woe.
Before dawn, with a plump moon overhead, a line of desperate homeowners trailed around the outside of the building. They slept in beach chairs or on blankets on the ground, refugees from a bad economy, bad loans, or bad decisions.
They stayed even as the rain poured down on them. Because for most of the people in the queue, the Neighborhood Assistance Corp. of America is the end of the line. The last chance to save their home.
The non-profit group will be at the convention center through Tuesday helping people get lower monthly payments through loan modifications. At least 1,000 people arrived before the doors opened.
“If the banks won’t come to you, you go to them,” said Detroit resident Brian Kelley, 44, as he blinked rainwater from his eyes.
Kelley, a Ford Motor Company employee, whose salary has been cut nearly in half, flew into Fort Lauderdale on Thursday, got a ride to the Tri-rail station, and took the train into West Palm Beach.More Here..
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