Free legal advice from FLASH - Florida Attorneys Saving Homes
Various law firms, attorneys, and organizations in Florida have partnered together to create FLASH, which stands for Florida Attorneys Saving Homes. Homeowners throughout the state can contact the non-profit organization for free legal advice when dealing with a foreclosure. Ideally they should contact the organization early and before they even fall behind on a mortgage payment.
Some of the different groups that are working together on the program include The Florida Bar Foundation, HUD counselors across the state, Florida Legal Services Inc., government agencies. The Florida Bar, and also the Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar. They have all committed to do what they can help Florida homeowners stop or prevent a foreclosure. The Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section is assisting with the administering and the coordination of the efforts of all of these volunteer attorneys across the state in this task.
This pro bono project was the the first of its kind across the country in which the organization will be placing volunteer attorneys and homeowners together before the foreclosure process starts, which helps increase the chances of success.
Florida Attorneys Saving Homes FLASH Hotline
A toll free phone number has been established and it will take phone calls from Monday to Friday, 10am - 4pm each day. Dial 866-607-2187.
As soon as you think you may have difficulty in making a mortgage payment, you need to call the number and ask for help from an attorney. The advice is free, and the program has been shown to lead to some success. The longer you wait the fewer options you will have, and the more likely you will not be successful. If you have missed a payment, call right away. Do not wait before asking for help.