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Home for sale, file. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — Homeowners facing foreclosure on their properties could find help tomorrow at a Keep Your Home, Illinois event sponsored by the state.

Tomorrow, in South Holland, the Illinois Housing Development Authority will have lawyers and mortgage counselors on hand with free advice and several reps from lenders who will be authorized to modify mortgages of struggling homeowners who have the proper paperwork with them.

IDHA executive director Mary Kenney says the event is designed to help people keep their homes.

“The support of this network can really help people to know–first–there’s no shame in it,” she said. “There (are) a lot of people struggling right now. The good news is, there’s more assistance today than there’s ever been.”

Tomorrow’s event runs from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the South Holland Community Center at 501 East 170th Street. If you cannot be at the event, you can still get help by going to: www.keepyourhomeillinois.org or by calling: 1-855-KEEP411.

In March, about 800 people attended a similar event in west suburban Berwyn, according to Kenney.

RealtyTrac reports there were more than 14,000 home foreclosure filings in Illinois last month.

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