The Real Deal Miami

Passing foreclosure grade for AG McCollum

June 11, 2008 11:30AM

Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum garnered a “B-” rating from the national housing and civil rights group ACORN for his efforts in the state’s foreclosure crisis. Florida, which had 35,264 homes reporting at least one foreclosure filing in April, a 146 percent jump from a year earlier and a 17 percent hike from March, according to RealtyTrac, has the nation’s fourth-highest foreclosure rate. That works out to one for every 242 households, according to data. McCollum was praised for his work against foreclosure rescue scams, though ACORN said more aggressive action was needed.