Homeownership Preservation Project
Legal Aid Attacks Foreclosure Crisis
According to the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA), the number of foreclosures in Michigan went from 22,369 in 2005 to 103,829 in 2007 -- a whopping 364 percent increase. More on the crisis in West Michigan
In response, Legal Aid of Western Michigan is partnering with Legal Services programs, local housing counsellling agencies and other community partners to provide legal advice and assistance to homeowner's facing loss of housing due to foreclosure. More on LAWM activities
Our attorneys work closely with the housing counselors in our region to maximize the resources. Additionally, our project is a partner in the statewide legal services Michigan Foreclosure Prevention Project.
Visit the website at http://miforeclosure.mplp.org/
Homeowners should beware of solicitations! MSHDA certified housing
counselors and LAWM attorneys will work with you FOR FREE, allowing
homeowners to save their money to make their mortgage payments.Additionally, MSHDA certified housing counselors and LAWM attorneys are
well trained in foreclosure prevention and are accountable to
homeowners and funders. Many of the solicitations homeowners will
receive are scams and will take your money but not offer any real
assistance. Others may be legitimate, but will still require homeowners
to pay a substantial amount, often more than $1000, for that
assistance, when similar if not better assistance is available for free.