Published: Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 7:21 a.m. Last Modified: Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 7:21 a.m.
TALLAHASSEE - Pre-foreclosure cases are being added to an experimental mortgage foreclosure mediation program that operates in six of Florida's 20 court circuits.
The Collins Center for Public Policy, a Tallahassee think tank, runs the program and announced the expansion Friday.
Government-backed mortgage giant Fannie Mae has directed its loan servicers to participate in the pre-foreclosure mediation.
Program director Ned Pope call it a "game changer" that will save homeowners, lenders and the courts time and money.
The program operates in two circuits covering 10 western Panhandle counties and four circuits serving Miami-Dade, Hardee, Highlands, Polk, DeSoto, Manatee, Sarasota, Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie counties.
Monday, April 10,2017 7:00 p.m. surplus lands andcommunity treasures - crucial decisions -a town hall examination On Monday, April 10, 2017 please join CONA for a town hall examination of our surplus lands policies and zoning processes that are putting lands considered community treasures in danger, perhaps irreversibly. Such crucial decisions require public participation. The current offer to sell public lands adjacent to the Celery Fields for a construction waste processing facility has drawn the focus of adjacent neighborhoods, environmental groups, conservationists, and many concerned individuals. The issues will be examined to determine what should drive decisions about public lands and how policies may be changed to assure protection of our community treasures while making appropriate decisions about development and preservation.