Friday, July 11, 2008

"Florida Attorneys Saving Homes" Sets Up Hotline To Place Homeowners Struggling With House Payments With Free Lawyers

The Florida Bar News reports:
  • [A]s of June, an estimated 77,000 Floridians were in foreclosure and a recent report indicated that 11.6 percent of Florida property owners were more than 30 days past due on a mortgage payment or in foreclosure, suggesting more trouble ahead, said Kent Spuhler, executive director of Florida Legal Services, Inc. In response FLASH [Florida Attorneys Saving Homes] has launch a toll-free hotline — (866) 607-2187 — to take calls weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. from those who fear they may soon be unable to make their mortgage payments or have already missed payments.

For more, see Hotline to assist Floridians facing foreclosure (Florida lawyers are now available to assist homeowners facing forclosure).

FLASH — Florida Attorneys Saving Homes — is a collaborative effort of The Florida Bar, The Florida Bar Foundation, Florida Legal Services, and the Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section designed to provide pro bono assistance to distressed homeowers.

Go here for some of the materials for volunteer attorneys working on the FLASH program and go here for welcome letter (re: malpractice insurance, training & materials).