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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