Governor announces foreclosure toll-free help line

On June 5, 2008 Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano announced the latest effort in a series of state initiatives to better serve Arizona families facing foreclosure.  Homeowners who are either delinquent on their mortgage or face foreclosure now have a new, dedicated 24/7 toll-free help line to reach a local Arizona foreclosure counselor: 1-877-448-1211.  “In response to a problem that is increasingly affecting so many Arizona families we are launching this new toll free number in an effort to urge homeowners to not delay –- to call today,” said Governor Napolitano.  “Troubled Arizona homeowners now have a phone number that will connect them to specialized services right here in Arizona.  We urge anyone who may be at risk of foreclosure to call a local foreclosure counselor today.”

The Arizona foreclosure help line, made available through a $1.3 million federal grant, will be a vital link between families facing a housing crisis and access to free foreclosure counseling appointments.  The Arizona Department of Housing is contracting with Community Information and Referral Services to staff the call center which will connect homeowners to a local, certified foreclosure counselor.

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