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Former client shares her success story

CLSMF  recently participated in an allocations panel at the United Way of Volusia and Flagler Counties (UWVF) in Daytona Beach. The allocations panels are composed of community volunteers who review local agencies’ applications for funding and make recommendations to the United Way’s board of directors. During the application process, they meet with agency staff, board members, and clients if available, to get an in-depth look at the fitness and effectiveness of the organization and the services provided.

Linda Jordan, a former client, joined CLSMF staff as they met with the United Way board of directors. Disabled and out of work, Ms. Jordan told the board how she came to CLSMF in the fall of 2014 when her home was in foreclosure and she was a year behind in her mortgage payments. CLSMF’s Foreclosure/Housing Counseling Program assisted her in applying for a loan modification with her lender, and she was subsequently offered a Trial Payment Plan for $297.61 per month (a decrease of more than $435 from her original monthly mortgage payment of $733). Ms. Jordan told the board how grateful she is for the help she received from CLSMF in getting her out of her stressful situation.

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Above: CLSMF client Linda Jordan tells the UWVF board how her home was saved from foreclosure with assistance from CLSMF. Pictured (from left) are CLSMF Resource Development & Grants Manager Sue Edmunds, Ms. Jordan and CLSMF Interim Executive Director Kimberly Sanchez.