Alex Sink attorneys and lenders work to reduce foreclosures listen04/20/09 SeÃ¡n Kinane
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This morning, Floridaâ€™s Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink met in Tampa with mortgage lenders, nonprofits and lawyers to come up with a plan to help people in Florida who are facing foreclosure.
â€œOur goal here is the same. Itâ€™s to keep more Florida homeowner in their homes.â€
The attorneys are part of the Florida Attorneys Saving Homes program. Sink called it â€œa very productive roundtable discussion.â€
â€œBetween the people representing almost a thousand attorneys around the state who have been recruited to provide pro bono â€“ or free â€“ help to homeowners who are struggling with their mortgage payments before they get into foreclosure.â€
Sink calls the foreclosure crisis a â€œstruggleâ€ for homeowners. She hopes that will change because of newly passed federal laws.
â€œRequiring and enabling the lenders to go back and renegotiate. â€¦ I believe that American homeowners and families will be seeing a different attitude by the lenders going forward.â€