Help for Struggling Nevada Homeowners Announced

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LAS VEGAS (AP) - Nevada's state attorney general and the head of a Las Vegas nonprofit consumer counseling agency unveiled a program called "Home Again" aimed at giving distressed homeowners facing foreclosure a free one-stop place to seek counseling and legal support.

Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto says she's frustrated that aid isn't getting to displaced homeowners hurt most in the state hardest hit by foreclosures.

Television, print and brochure ads in English and Spanish are inviting people to contact counselors who know what programs are available, so they can guide borrowers to programs that can help.

Financial Guidance Center chief Michele Johnson says she expects that as many as 45,000 distressed or displaced homeowners could get relief over the next three years.

A toll-free telephone hotline and website began operating last month.

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