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R.I. Housing lands $629K for foreclosure counseling efforts

THE HELPCENTER at Rhode Island Housing has landed a $629,221 grant from the National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling Program.
Posted 4/19/13

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Housing has received a $629,221 grant from the National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling Program to support Rhode Island foreclosure prevention counseling efforts, the nonprofit announced Friday.

The funds will help Rhode Island Housing provide counseling to Rhode Island homeowners who are in danger of foreclosure, according to a release.

“This grant allows our experienced HUD-approved counselors to continue to provide guidance to Rhode Island residents who are struggling to make mortgage payments or facing other mortgage challenges,” Rhode Island Housing Executive Director Richard Godfrey said in a statement.

“Since November 2007, when we opened the HelpCenter, counselors helped more than 4,000 Rhode Island homeowners retain their homes,” added Godfrey

Rhode Island Housing’s HelpCenter services are free and the nonprofit urges that homeowners call 401-457-1130 for an appointment “at the earliest sign of difficulty.”

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