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Facing the Mortgage Crisis
Meet four sets of homeowners living right here in the Bay Area that have experienced what it's like to go through a foreclosure. They could be your best friend, or co-worker, a family member, or your neighbor. None of them expected to lose their homes. With so many homeowners falling into foreclosure because of lost jobs or reduced hours, we'll also introduce you to an organization around the state that can help the unemployed find work. Last but not least, we tackle the topic of foreclosure scams and teach you the warning signs to look out for so you don't fall victim yourself.

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Facing the Mortgage Crisis

The number of foreclosures in Florida has quadrupled since 2006. In Bradenton and Sarasota alone, foreclosures rose 600 percent between 2006 and 2008. This week on Florida Matters, we're examining the impact of foreclosure on our community. We'll answer listener-submitted questions about mortgage problems and connect you with resources to help if you're facing the prospect of losing your home.

Program Schedule

Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7

Monday at 10:00 PM on WSMR 89.1

Radio Guests

Mary Frances CormicanRealtor/Buyers Specialist with Keller Williams Realty Gulf Coast
Anthony DiMarcoExecutive Vice President and Director of Governmental Affairs for the Florida Bankers Association
Bill SanchezVice President of the Tampa Bay Community Development Corp.

For more information

If you believe you are a victim of a foreclosure scam, contact the Florida Attorney General's consumer hotline: 1-866-966-7226.

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