LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti joined with community activists and homeowners Thursday to promote a new, anti-foreclosure help line.READ MORE: Colin Powell, First Black Secretary Of State, Dies At 84 Of Complications From COVID-19
The help line is designed to keep more families in their homes as well as reduce fraud in the foreclosure process.
CBS2’s Dave Lopez spoke to people grateful that the help line will help them stay in their homes.
Lopez was there when the mayor talked to the Garr family of 150th Street.
He assured them that they were not alone in their foreclosure battle.
“There are people that sign off, and shuffle the papers and there are phantom signatures,” said the mayor, “No bank is innocent. We have seen every single bank be a part of this.”
The mayor threw his strong support behind the new hotline — set up by a non-profit organization.