Media Advisory: Terry Goddard to Present Funding Awards to Help Struggling Homeowners

Three Tucson non-profits to receive $490,984

WHO: Attorney General Terry Goddard will present checks to three of the 12 non-profit housing counseling entities in Arizona receiving awards from the Countrywide consumer fraud settlement. Family Housing Resources, Inc. will receive $179,098, Administrative Resources and Choices (ARC) will receive $157,680 and PIO Decimo Center will receive $154,206.

WHAT: The funding provided to these agencies will be utilized to hire additional staff and counselors to work with homeowners on foreclosure alternatives, as well as provide counseling help for consumers at risk of losing their homes.

Goddard will be joined by the directors and members of the recipient boards for a presentation and round table discussion about foreclosure issues and solutions they may have to this problem facing southern Arizona residents.

WHY: “I am committed to working on the housing crisis until it is resolved”, Goddard stated. “It is our hope that these settlement funds will have a positive impact by helping families to remain in their homes. Homeowners should exercise great caution before paying for any foreclosure ‘rescue’ services. These resources will provide free help to struggling borrowers”.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 26, 2010
1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

WHERE: El Pueblo Neighborhood Community Center
Senior Center Room 105
101 W. Irvington Road
Tucson, Arizona 85714

CONTACTS: For additional information, contact Molly E. Edwards at (602) 542-8019 or Karen Scates at (602) 542-8930.