HLP Approved to Offer Bankruptcy Mediation
in US Bankruptcy Court’s Southern District of Florida

BALTIMORE, October 30, 2017 HLP today announced it has received approval to offer its bankruptcy mediation portal in the US Bankruptcy Court’s Southern District in Florida, giving mortgage servicers and debtor attorneys a new option in processing thousands of bankruptcy cases annually faster and more efficiently.

Florida’s Southern District has courts in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. There were 3,793 cases filed in the Southern District of Florida for the three months ending in September. HLP will work with debtor attorneys in the Southern District bankruptcy court to use HLP for their bankruptcy cases.

“We are extremely pleased to offer our bankruptcy mediation portal in the Southern District of Florida, which will help all parties by making the process extremely efficient,” said Mark Cole, HLP’s chief executive offer. “We will work closely with the courts to implement the portal as soon as possible. In addition, we will work closely with mortgage servicers to encourage their attorneys to select HLP for their mediation cases.”

HLP’s bankruptcy mediation portal, which is powered by IndiSoft’s RxOffice technology, offers several benefits compared to competitors that speeds the mediation process and saves money for all parties. It enables attorneys to easily communicate and exchange data and documents, while tracking the status of any case in real time. HLP also offers complete transparency and security while building a permanent audit trail. Each party is able to input and update information in the portal about each case.

In addition to these benefits, there will be no charge for consumers or their representatives using HLP’s portal.

HLP received approval in early October from the Clerk of Courts for US Bankruptcy Court’s Southern Florida District. In his letter, the clerk said the court’s decision was reached after conducting an extensive evaluation of HLP’s technology, which included two demonstrations and numerous program modifications. HLP is working with the two other bankruptcy districts in Florida and in other states as part of a strategy to expand its services elsewhere.

About HLP: HLP is a unique collaborative created in 2009 that engages the key stakeholders who work with families on homeownership - nonprofit counselors, advocates, mortgage lenders, servicers and investors, attorneys and government agencies. Being a national, neutral, nonprofit organization allows us to listen to all the parties and build solutions that support homeowners and incorporate the unique needs of all stakeholders. As a result, HLP unifies the housing industry by helping individuals and families achieve and sustain homeownership. Stakeholders share information with each other via our technology platform and collaborate to find solutions to help homeowners. To date, we have helped more than 500,000 homeowners during their time of need.

Media Contact for HLP: Scott Scredon, scott.scredon@hlp.org, 770-315-0745