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Groups partner to offer families free help to fight foreclosure

The Foreclosure Prevention Partnership can be contacted through United Way’s 211 call center by dialing 211 or 888-421-1266. The center will direct callers to the appropriate organization for their needs. The free services include legal advice, financial coaching, credit counseling and help negotiating with a mortgage lender.

The director of 211, Tamika Alexander, said the partnership formed a couple of months ago to bring together legal resources for families in need.

“They give us a call, we connect them with resources,” she said. “If you’ve never faced foreclosure, you don’t know who to call. We’re just trying to help families facing foreclosure stay in their homes.”

Most families facing foreclosure wait too late to take action, Alexander said, damaging their chances of keeping their homes.

“I think for most people it’s hard to reach out and ask for help,” she said.

The partnership is trying to reach out during the holiday season, when so many families have a hard time making ends meet.

“There are resources to help them stay in their homes,” she said. “We want families to reach out to us.”

Alexander urged families a month or more behind in payments to reach out.

She said a family less than three months behind in payments will probably be directed to a financial counselor, while someone more than three months behind will likely be directed to legal services.

United Way’s 211 is part of a nationwide initiative to connect resources with people in need. The 211 call center seeks to connect callers with appropriate social services organizations in the community for their needs.

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