TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Nov. 10, 2008 – To provide immediate assistance to Florida homeowners searching for federal housing assistance, Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink and her Financial Action Team (FACT Team) announced the launch of “Florida Housing Help,” a new Web feature at www.MyFloridaCFO.com.
“Florida Housing Help” offers resources for homeowners, veterans, local governments and taxpayers who could potentially benefit from the recently-passed Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA).
“From veterans to new homeowners, millions of Floridians stand to benefit from the federal HERA legislation designed help Americans weather the current housing crisis,” says Sink, who oversees the Florida Department of Financial Services. “We launched ‘Florida Housing Help’ to help Floridians better understand the federal resources available to them. Ultimately, we hope this initiative will bring more federal dollars to our state.”
HERA legislation became law in July 2008. CFO Sink created her FACT Team, made up of stakeholders and financial and housing experts, to identify the funds available to Floridians and help homeowners take advantage of these resources. Sink says that “Florida Housing Help” will be updated on an ongoing basis as additional information becomes available.
For further assistance, Floridians may also contact CFO Sink’s Consumer Helpline at (877) 693-5236 .