Alex Sink attorneys and lenders work to reduce foreclosures listen04/20/09 Seán Kinane
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This morning, Florida’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.
“Our goal here is the same. It’s to keep more Florida homeowner in their homes.”
The attorneys are part of the Florida Attorneys Saving Homes program. Sink called it “a very productive roundtable discussion.”
“Between the people representing almost a thousand attorneys around the state who have been recruited to provide pro bono – or free – help to homeowners who are struggling with their mortgage payments before they get into foreclosure.”
Sink calls the foreclosure crisis a “struggle” for homeowners. She hopes that will change because of newly passed federal laws.
“Requiring and enabling the lenders to go back and renegotiate. … I believe that American homeowners and families will be seeing a different attitude by the lenders going forward.”