Freelance writer Craig Guillot filed this special report from New Orleans Lanvin LeBlanc, a Louisiana fisherman, watched his business come to a halt in early May when federal officials shut down his fishing waters due to the BP-Gulf oil spill. Though LeBlanc owns his own home, he has a... Read more

Last year, the government instituted the Making Home Affordable program by which you could more easily refinance or modify a mortgage which had become unaffordable for you. This year, the government has also added a program to help you short sale your home or offer the lender a deed-in-lieu of foreclosure.

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