The Real Deal Miami

Foreclosure counseling grant to benefit South Florida homeowners

October 21, 2009 12:14PM

A $3.5 million grant will fund foreclosure-prevention programs in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, as well as other areas hit hard by foreclosure, the Sun-Sentinel reported. The grant comes from NeighborWorks America, an independent, non-profit organization that receives funding from the federal government and private sources, and will enable the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Atlanta and its branch offices across the country to hold 18,400 foreclosure-prevention counseling sessions. The sessions will take place primarily over the phone and Internet. Jessica Cecere, president of the Consumer Credit Counseling Service in West Palm Beach, said the demand for foreclosure counseling continues to grow and it’s a challenge for her agency to help the number of people seeking assistance. [Sun Sentinel]