Legal Aid helps people cope with the economic downturn

Foreclosure Legal Assistance Project staff attorney Kathleen Skullney

Foreclosure Legal Assistance Project staff attorney Kathleen Skullney

Foreclosure Legal Assistance Project staff attorney Kathleen Skullney made a return appearance on WYPR-FM’s Midday show today. The topic: Coping with Recession. “People feel like they can’thave one more piece of bad news,” Skullney said about Legal Aid clients at risk of losing their homes. “They can’t pay the mortgage, think nothing can be done and put off asking for help.” Skullney told host Dan Rodricks that listeners battered by the recession need to be practical. “Capture your financial picture on paper,” she recommended. “It’s an essential part of the solution that brings another focus, shifts the fears and anxieties and makes it possible to talk about alternatives to foreclosure.” Skullney was joined on the program by University of Maryland School of Social Work professor Jodi Jacobson.

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