New County Foreclosure Hotline With Cash Increase For Legal Aid

Palm Beach County’s Legal Aid Society got an infusion of $364,000 last month from the National Mortgage Settlement, allowing it to hire additional attorneys and establish a new foreclosure hotline. The increase in funds allowed the hiring of four additional foreclosure attorneys to the former team of just two. Legal Aid is also now offering help with homeowners association foreclosures, something they were not able to do when staff time was limited. The funds come from a $25 billion settlement, finalized last year, between the nation’s attorneys general and the five largest banks to atone for foreclosure-related wrongdoing, and was designated for legal aid by Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi. (Read Full Article Here)

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