An initial $15,000 grant from the mortgage settlement will train attorneys assisting service members and veterans in the OBA Oklahoma Lawyers for America's Heroes Program.
The America's Heroes Program was created in 2010 to offer legal advice and assistance to the 3,200-plus members of the Oklahoma National Guard 45th Infantry Division before, during and after deployment to Afghanistan. It now offers services to all service members and veterans in need. The mortgage settlement will fund services ranging from answering questions to courtroom representation.
Oklahomans needing legal assistance with mortgage and housing issues but not qualifying for need-based assistance programs can apply for up to $5,000 through the Attorney General's Legal Voucher Program. Homeowners can arrange to choose an attorney and reimburse the attorney for services with a voucher.
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For more information, go to www.oag.ok.gov.