Another Setback for Struggling Homeowners

October 28, 2011 Posted by kingcade

Florida’s foreclosure mediation program, designed to settle residential foreclosures and sort through the huge backlog of cases, is scheduled to end due to a recent ruling by a judicial committee. The program, which mandated that homeowners attend a mediation meeting with their lenders before a foreclosure case goes through the courts, began in late 2009. This ruling comes as another setback for struggling homeowners, placing them at a greater disadvantage against the government and big banks. A report presented to the high court said three main factors led to the program’s demise: borrowers not trusting the program; lenders not willing to settle cases in mediation; and officials not publicizing the program. This could not come at a worse time, as Florida has a backlog of about 350,000 foreclosures and more to come.

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