Woodlawn, MD – Beleaguered homeowners from all over central Maryland met with counselors, pro bono attorneys and lenders at the fifth foreclosure prevention seminar hosted last year by Seventh District Congressman Elijah Cummings.
Even as some industry analysts warn that 2011 could see a record number of foreclosures, Maryland under the leadership of Governor Martin O’Malley and Lt. Governor Anthony Brown will continue to work aggressively with partners such as Rep. Cummings to help families find sustainable alternatives to losing their homes.
The 40 nonprofit housing counseling agencies and four legal service organizations in the HOPE Network helped nearly 20,000 families in fiscal year 2010. The state’s foreclosure rate was 15th highest in the country. See the fourth quarter foreclosure report.