01/26/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Housing Industry Looks To Help Homeowners Facing Foreclosure

The goal of the housing industry is to help more homeowners before, or right after, they become delinquent on their payments, and organizations are starting to beef up their outreach efforts to meet that challenge.

On the morning of Jan. 10, a group of local real estate lawyers will offer free legal advice to worried homeowners as part of a foreclosure helpline. Attorneys' Title Guaranty Fund Inc. has offered a general legal assistance hotline in the past but decided it was time to dedicate one morning just to foreclosure issues, given the variety of rescue scams that have surfaced.

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