Maryland Foreclosure Prevention Counseling Agencies Get $11.8M

AG Legal Aid Announcement 1.10bSecretary Skinner joined Lt. Governor Anthony Brown and Attorney General Douglas Gansler to announce the award of $11.8 million over three years to the 39 foreclosure prevention counseling agencies belonging to the MD HOPE Counseling Network.

The $11.8 million represents the highest funding level for foreclosure prevention counseling in the history of the state and will enable counselors to help approximately 20,000 Maryland consumers annually, a significant increase over the numbers served in fiscal year 2012. The funds are from the 2012 mortgage loan servicing settlement with the nation’s five largest lenders and from the Maryland Housing Counseling Fund.

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