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AG Reminds Mississippians Free Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Consortium in Final Year of Service

August 19, 2014



JACKSON, Miss., Aug. 19 -- The Mississippi Attorney General issued the following news release:

Attorney General Jim Hood is encouraging Mississippians facing foreclosure or in need of financial counseling to take advantage of the free services being offered by The Mississippi Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Consortium before time runs out.

The program has been in place for two years and is currently in its last year of operation and will cease to exist June 30, 2015.

"I created this program with the hopes of helping all Mississippians facing foreclosure, not just those directly linked to the national settlement," said Attorney General Hood. "Now is the time for anyone needing help to contact our program partners and explore whatever options may exist. "

Mississippi Home Corp., a consortium partner, is planning a Housing Resource Fair on Tuesday, August 26 in Jackson at the Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum on Lakeland Drive, Sparkman Auditorium, from 2-7pm. The event will provide free legal services, overall housing counseling, pre-purchase and foreclosure prevention information from a variety of vendors. Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are strongly encouraged. Appointments can be made by calling the consortium hotline at 1-866-530-9572.

Anyone unable to attend the event can still call the hotline and talk with consortium partners.

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