Coverage on SC Foreclosure TRO

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-RFW

Foreclosures: Family Services Wins Grant to Help in the Fight

Family Services, Inc. receives $1.7 million from federal program

Wednesday, the Post and Courier reported that Family Services, Inc. received a $1.7 million grant to assist with the exponential increases in foreclosures within the state of South Carolina.

According to the Post and Courier article, the grant will “link attorneys with homeowners who contend they were victims of a variety of transaction wrongs, ranging from predatory lending to receiving a loan they didn’t sign up for. Also eligible are homeowners who find themselves in a bad way for other reasons, such as suffering from their own poor money management choices or facing adjustable rate increases. Thousands of people in South Carolina are eligible.”

This is good news for many homeowners, also assisting are South Carolina Legal Services, Charleston Pro Bono Legal Services and South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center.

-RFW

SC Appleseed NOW!

Over Fifty, Overdrawn

This evening SC Appleseed Legal Justice Center will hit the small screen via NOW on PBS!

Sue Berkowitz, the Executive Director of Appleseed and an SCATJ Commissioner, was interviewed and will be featured on this program discussing the impact of the economic climate on today’s Baby Boomers.

According to the Post and Courier, other South Carolinians featured in the 30 minute show include Teresa Arnold, legislative director of the state’s AARP office and State Rep. Alan Clemmons, R-Myrtle Beach.

NOW airs tonight (1/23/09) at 8:30 p.m. on SCETV. And for those of us unable to view the program tonight, streaming video will be available online after the broadcast.

-RFW