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Sink holds another presser, this time to announce foreclosure summit

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April

Looking like a CFO seeking higher office, Alex Sink called a press conference this morning (her second in as many days dealing with residential property issues) to announce ... a summit on preventing home foreclosures. Not exactly headline-grabbing, but Sink said she has made the foreclosure problem in Florida a priority since taking office and remains determined to help families stay in their homes.

The summit, April 20 in Tampa (exact location TBD), will bring together reps from the 12 largest lenders and pro bono lawyers who have been working with Sink's office and Florida Legal Aid -- through the nearly year-old "Florida Attorneys Saving Homes" program -- to help Florida homeowners in danger of foreclosure.

"The purpose of our meeting is to reach out face to face with these lenders," Sink said.

She said she decided to hold the summit after hearing frustration from some of the program's 1,000 pro bono lawyers that they could not, in trying to deal with some families' cases, get through the red tape and phone maze of lenders.

"I'm going to continue our efforts to make some more good things happen for families in Florida," Sink said.

How's that for a campaign flier quote?

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[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 8:35pm]

    

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