Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller came with two messages at the Monroe County Courthouse on Tuesday. Hoosiers have a lot of unclaimed property, about 61-million dollars worth. He brought baseball cards, silver coins and other assets that the state is holding hoping to find the rightful owner. Zoeller says everyone should check IndianaUnclaimed.com to check for unclaimed property.
But he was also there to tell Indiana homeowners who are having trouble paying their mortgage about a free help line available on June 30th.
“There’s a lot of people out there that are taking advantage of those who are in an economic crisis so what we’re looking to do in avoiding that is providing this free network that really helps people negotiate in good faith with their mortgage lenders because the mortgage lenders are standing to lose a lot of money on the foreclosure,” said Zoeller.
Megan Graves was also there on behalf of the Indiana Foreclosure Prevention Network. She says this event is different from others in that it combines many different state agencies to help a concerned homeowner at once.
“We are a coalition of various organizations from state agencies to neighborhood counseling organizations, not-for-profits, including organizations as widespread as AARP and Indiana Association Realtors, we’ve all come together to address this.”
The phone-a-thon is set for June 30th between 5 and 10 PM. The number to call for southern Indiana residents is 1-800-987-9848.