From Home Partnership, Inc.:
Home Partnership, Inc. of Joppa, MD (serving Baltimore, Cecil and Harford Counties) was recently awarded $50,000 by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development for use in foreclosure counseling and prevention.
This grant of $50,000 will provide counseling services to families looking for help in working on a solution that works both for them and their lender. In 2009 HPI worked on 296 cases throughout the year.
“We are extremely gratified to be working with the State on this issue”, said Frank R. Hodgetts, President. “There are days the number of calls we receive are truly breath-taking.”
Families interested in learning more about HPI foreclosure prevention services should visit www.homepartnershipinc.org or call 410-679-3200.
Senator Nancy Jacobs says
I’d like to thank Frank and all of the folks at Hope Partnership. You all go the extra mile to help people in need. I hope you get more grant money to help people.
The average citizen wouldn’t believe how many people are being foreclosed on or being threatened with foreclose by unscrupulous collection agencies.
I urge people to contact Home Partnerships BEFORE you get to the point where you are about to be foreclosed upon. They can help you. They have helped many of my consituents. They went so far as to meet with me and a constituent who needed help in this area.
Although this organization sounds like a noble cause, the $50,000 did not fall from the sky, it came from the pockets of taxpaying citizens of Maryland. Not a lot of money in the grand scheme of things but when you add this grant to hundreds of others that come out of Annapolis on a regular basis, it’s easy to see why we’re a high-tax state.