TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — Florida has underperformed other states when it comes to using federal mortgage assistance money to aid homeowners facing foreclosure, according to a new federal report.READ MORE: Residents Bubbling Up With Anger After Sunrise Utilities Department Sends Out Bloated Water Bills
In the report released this week, Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program says that of the 18 states participating in the Treasury Department’s Hardest Hit Fund, Florida has the lowest rate of approving homeowners for assistance, one of the highest rates of denying assistance and is slow with processing applications.READ MORE: Pair Of South Florida Children Who Died A Couple Weeks Apart Have Saved 11 Lives Through Organ Donation
Multiple media outlets report that the special inspector’s office criticized the Treasury Department for failing to set spending targets that would have forced Florida to deliver assistance earlier on in the economic downturn.
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