The Number to Dial for Mortgage Help

Those who want to know more about the government's plan to prevent a wave of foreclosures can dial 1-888-995-HOPE. When President Bush announced the plan Thursday, he didn't get the number quite right. It's not clear how many people called "Freedom Christian Academy" looking for mortgage advice.

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Our last word in business is 1-888-995-HOPE; that's the number homeowners can call if they're worried about foreclosure. It's part of the government's plan to prevent a wave of foreclosures after the boom in subprime mortgage lending. The problem is, when President Bush announced the plan yesterday, he said 1-800 instead of 1-888. It's not clear how many people called the Freedom Christian Academy looking for mortgage advice.

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