Civil legal aids to bid for foreclosure settlement funds

The two Maryland jurisdictions hardest hit by the foreclosure crisis–Baltimore City and Prince George’s Co.–will each get $10 million out of Maryland’s $1 billion share of the multi-billion dollar nationwide settlement, The Daily Record reported. Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler made the announcement yesterday.

Nonprofit legal aid programs will bid for shares of $6.2 million earmarked for helping low-income people with their foreclosure problems.

“Legal Aid Bureau Inc., which provides free legal assistance, will seek a share of the $6.2 million through the RFP and would use its allotted money to help low-income homeowners facing foreclosure and related legal problems such as bankruptcy, said C. Shawn Boehringer, the group’s chief counsel,” the article said.

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