ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – State leaders vow to use a state-run program to help more families facing foreclosure, but critics still worry that too few homeowners will qualify for help.

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs and Gwinnett County officials on Thursday announced a metro Atlanta kickoff for HomeSafe Georgia.

Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Mike Beatty tells The Gwinnett Daily Post that about 2,100 Georgia families have been helped in the early stages of the seven-year program.

At Thursday’s news conference in Lawrenceville, state officials vowed to help far more metro Atlantans. Officials pledged to reach a year-end goal of assisting at least 1,000 families in Gwinnett County, a county which has had large numbers of foreclosures in recent months.


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