The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development -- reacting to rising foreclosures and the expectation of worse to come -- said today that it is giving almost $1.2 million to homeownership counseling agencies helping residents in trouble. (See "What's New" column on the right side of the home page.)
The money, to be spread among 17 groups, is part of the state's Home Owners Preserving Equity (HOPE) initiative.
Falling behind on your mortgage payments, or afraid you will? You can call 877-462-7555 for information about HOPE. Got a complaint about lending practices? Call the state Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, 888-784-0136.