The Real Deal Miami

Thousands seek Shaq’s mortgage attack

June 18, 2008 03:15PM

Just one week after NBA star Shaquille O’Neal said he wanted to help
rescue Central Floridians facing foreclosure, he has learned just how
widespread the problem is. Curtis Cooper, an Orlando Realtor and
mortgage broker working with O’Neal on the project, said he’s received
2,000 to 3,000 messages, including media inquiries and calls from
people who are days or weeks from losing their homes. During his
announcement at Orlando City Hall last week, O’Neal said he was working
on a plan, but had no detailed strategy.