Foreclosure prevention program not up to speed

While Maryland Legal Aid attorney Gretchen Reimert has helped some clients avoid foreclosure in a new mediation program that went into effect a year ago, the program is off to a slow start, the Washington Post reported today.

“It’s a program that is still new, but it also can use some improving,” Reimert told the Post. Reimert is a staff attorney in Legal Aid’s Foreclosure Legal Assistance Project.

“She and other attorneys are hoping that state lawmakers revisit the legislation to make it more beneficial to homeowners,” the article said. “The state, meanwhile, is holding workshops to let homeowners know about the program. The foreclosure mediation program is also mentioned in promotional mailings, and homeowners who call a state housing hotline are told about it.”

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