Riverside, CA (PRWEB) May 10, 2013
Today Springboard Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management, Inc. (“Springboard”) announced that it has received $3.4 million to support foreclosure prevention counseling efforts. The much-needed boost will enable Springboard to meet an increase in demand for mortgage delinquency and foreclosure prevention counseling to homeowners in danger of foreclosure. Springboard offers free counseling through the National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling Program.
Although much has been written in recent months about a rebound in the housing market, the fact is not all communities are bouncing back at the same rate. At a time when foreclosures continue to affect communities around the country and unemployment rates remain stubbornly high, the need for the counseling is critical.
The grant to support Springboard’s foreclosure prevention counseling efforts was provided by funds from the National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling (“NFMC”) Program. The NFMC Program is administered through a competitive application process by NeighborWorks® America, within guidelines defined by Congressional legislation.
“We are elated to receive such a significant grant award,” said Todd Emerson, Springboard’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Springboard is in the business of helping people. Knowing that we can now assist even more individuals and families through quality counseling and education is exhilarating for our organization,” said Emerson.
“This grant will help ensure that the many families who remain in danger of foreclosure can receive confidential counseling assistance in a safe environment,” said Emerson. Springboard is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development approved intermediary and provides housing and credit counseling nationwide.
For more information about the grant and how it will help Springboard’s foreclosure prevention efforts, please contact Melinda Opperman at melinda.opperman(at)springboard(dot)org.
About Springboard Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management
SPRINGBOARD® Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit personal financial education and counseling organization founded in 1974. Springboard is a HUD-approved housing counseling agency and a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, a national organization of nonprofit credit counseling agencies, and a member of the Association of Independent Credit Counseling Agencies. The agency offers personal financial education and assistance with credit counseling, housing counseling, debt and money management through educational programs and confidential counseling. Springboard is accredited by the Council on Accreditation, signifying the highest standards for agency governance, fiscal integrity, counselor certification and service delivery policies. The agency provides pre-bankruptcy counseling and debtor education as mandated by the bankruptcy reform law. The agency offers nationwide phone counseling services and has locations in California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Massachusetts, and South Carolina for in-person counseling sessions. Not all types of counseling are available in-person at all locations, please call for details. For more information on Springboard, call 800-449-9818 or visit their web site at http://www.Springboard.org.