Florida Matters: Streamlining Foreclosures?
Florida Gov. Rick Scott last week signed into law a bill aimed at speeding up the foreclosure process in the state. In the wake of the housing crisis, Florida has one of the highest foreclosure rates in the country.
Backers say that that the new law will really help the real estate market by getting foreclosed homes on the market and sold. But critics say it’s bad for beleaguered homeowners.
Hear both sides of the issue on this week’s Florida Matter’s as WUSF's Carson Cooper quizzes Anthony DiMarco, Executive Vice-President and director of Government Affairs for the Florida Bankers Association; and St. Petersburg foreclosure lawyer and consumer advocate Matt Weidner.
Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7
Monday at 10:00 PM on WSMR 89.1
Carson Cooper is a familiar voice. He has become a favorite of WUSF listeners as the local host of NPR's "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 since he took the job in 2000. Carson has worked in Tampa Bay radio for more than two decades. He has been the host of WUSF 89.7's Florida Matters since its launch in 2006. During that time he has reported on a variety of issues of importance to the community, including growth management, education, transportation, affordable housing, taxation, public health and the environment.
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