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Step Forward Receives Additional Funding

by Katie Burns, J.D., Attorney, Housing Counselor, and HUD Certified Reverse Mortgage Counselor The Step Forward Michigan program has helped thousands of homeowners avoid mortgage, reverse mortgage, and property tax foreclosure. It was created in 2010, after Michigan received $498 million of the Hardest Hit Loan Fund established by the US Department of Treasury. Michigan homeowners with a qualifying hardship receive a mortgage lien and forgivable … Continue reading Step Forward Receives Additional Funding

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A Step Forward Michigan Success Story: Ruby and Daniel

by Katie Burns, J.D., Attorney, Housing Counselor, and HUD Certified Reverse Mortgage Counselor To protect client confidentiality, all names have been changed in this post. Lifelong Detroit residents Ruby and Daniel, both turning 78 this summer, have been married for over 40 years. They purchased their home in 1977, after some medical issues forced Daniel to stop working for General Motors. He had a brain … Continue reading A Step Forward Michigan Success Story: Ruby and Daniel

A Step Forward Michigan Success Story: Anne

by Katie Burns, J.D., Attorney, Housing Counselor, & HUD Certified Reverse Mortgage Counselor To protect client confidentiality, all names have been changed in this post. Anne is a 79-year-old Southfield resident, retired registered nurse and homemaker. She is also the full-time caregiver for her mentally challenged adult children, and the legal guardian of her three-year-old grandson. After she retired, she was struggling to pay her … Continue reading A Step Forward Michigan Success Story: Anne

Meet our New AmeriCorps Member, Katharine Burns

 My name is Katharine Burns and I am an AmeriCorps State member serving at Elder Law in the 2013-2014 program year as the Foreclosure Prevention Manager.  In addition, I am also part of the Michigan  Foreclosure Prevention Corps (MFPC), which is comprised of 20 AmeriCorps members serving in 16 different sites around the state.  Our mission is to prevent  foreclosure through activities such as intake … Continue reading Meet our New AmeriCorps Member, Katharine Burns