Homeowner counseling may draw thousands to Carolina Coliseum

More than 10,000 homeowners are expected to line up around the Carolina Coliseum next week for a chance to cut their mortgage payments.

A nonprofit that has arrangements with national lenders and has helped thousands of distressed homeowners will bring its Save the Dream Tour to Columbia on March 13-15.

People in or near foreclosure, or struggling to make payments, can talk to a loan counselor and reduce their monthly mortgage payments — on the spot and free of charge, said Bruce Marks, head of the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America and tour organizer.

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