TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Sept. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Housing Finance Corporation (Florida Housing) offers a free, statewide assistance program designed to help homeowners facing foreclosure in the state. The Foreclosure Counseling Program (FCP) provides one-on-one, face-to-face counseling and financial education services to Florida families at risk of losing their homes in Florida. Free services are provided in all 67 Florida counties by approved local housing counseling agencies and to participating homeowners.
Florida had the highest number of completed foreclosures nationally over the last year, according to a September report released by CoreLogic, a leading provider of consumer, financial and analytics to business and government. In the last 12 months, Florida had the most completed foreclosures in the nation with 57,000 in total.
In 2013, the Florida Legislature allocated $10 million from the state's National Mortgage Settlement funds to implement the program. More than 40 agencies statewide are available to assist interested homeowners. For more information about the program, including a list of participating agencies, homeowners can visit www.FloridaHousing.org.
Cecka Rose Green or Taylore Maxey
Florida Housing Finance Corporation
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SOURCE Florida Housing Finance Corporation