The Illinois attorney general is helping homeowners affected by the housing crisis pay for legal advice. The attorney general is spending $20 million of Illinois’ share from the national multi-billion dollar foreclosure settlement that took on big Wall Street firms that had a role in the economic meltdown. Attorney general spokeswoman Natalie Bauer says the money is going to people who can’t afford a lawyer.
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“Homeowners who are under water who have lost their homes to foreclosure and were affected by these robo-signing practices. Folks who are in imminent risk of losing their homes.” Bauer says getting homeowners back on their feet will help stabilize the economy at large. Homeowners who have lost their homes or are at risk of losing their homes can call the attorney general’s hotline at (866) 544-7151 for legal advice.