Castor to host foreclosure workshop in Tampa
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12/05/08 Mitch E. Perry
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The Mortgage Bankers Association said today that the percentage of U.S. mortgage holders who were behind in their payments soared to a record 6.99 percent of loans outstanding in the third quarter, and the number of mortgages somewhere in the foreclosure process was also at a new high.

Earlier this week, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist announced a handshake deal with "many" Florida banks who have agreed to voluntarily delay scheduling foreclosure sales of homesteaded homes for 45 days.

But there are questions about how effective that action will be.

The community activist group ACORN sent a letter to the Florida Bankers’ Association and the Florida Credit Union League asking for details on how the agreement will impact Florida homeowners seeking help.

William Moore is with the anti-foreclosure committee at ACORN in Orlando. Moore says ACORN sent that letter on Tuesday. They have yet to hear back from those groups.

Trying to do her part to help out those who have been hurt by the foreclosure crises here in Florida, Tampa Congresswoman Kathy Castor will be conducting a foreclosure assistance workshop tomorrow; it will be her third this year.

The workshop runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Performing Arts Center of the Ybor City Campus at Hillsborough Community College.

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