December 04, 2012 06:00 ET

Government Ramps Up Campaign to Reach Homeowners Hurt by Foreclosures

Millions of Homeowners Unaware Compensation Is Possible as Dec. 31st Deadline Looms; Interview Opportunities With Leaders From NAACP, National Council of La Raza, HomeFree-USA, NeighborWorks America & Homeownership Preservation Foundation

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Dec 4, 2012) - The Federal Government has ramped up outreach for the Independent Foreclosure Review (IFR) program in an effort to reach millions of homeowners who were harmed through foreclosure actions in 2009 & 2010 and could be eligible for a free, third party review of their foreclosure files.

National leaders, including Marc Morial, President & CEO of the National Urban League and leading advocates from National Council of La Raza, HomeFree-USA, NeighborWorks America, Homeownership Preservation Foundation & more, have joined the effort to reach millions of Americans through Public Service Announcements, mailings, print advertising and broadcast media outlets. *Here's the link to Marc Morial's TV Public Service Announcement If you like this PSA and would like to air it, please contact Linda Marson and we will get the PSA to you in the requested format.

The Independent Foreclosure Review gives eligible homeowners an opportunity to have their files reviewed for errors, at no charge. If mistakes are found, homeowners may be eligible for compensation up to $125,000 plus equity, or other remedy.

Roughly 4.5 million homeowners may be eligible to take advantage of this program, but they need to know about it and apply online or request an application by phone 1-855-778-0855 before the program ends on December 31st, 2012.

Interview Opportunity with:

  • Marcia Griffin, CEO & President, HomeFree-USA
  • Dedrick Mohammad, Senior Director, NAACP
  • Colleen Hernandez, CEO, Homeownership Preservation Foundation
  • Eileen Fitzgerald, CEO, NeighborWorks America
  • Margarita Rebollal, Exec. Director, La Raza
  • Walkiria Pool, CEO, Centro de Apoyo Familiar

To schedule an Interview with an IFR Spokesperson please contact (Radio) Linda Marson at or 240-395-0225 X116 (TV) Christine Deerin at

Contact Information

  • To Arrange Interviews Contact:
    Linda Marson
    Email Contact

    Christine Deerin
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