Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink recently announced that she has created a “Financial Action Team” comprised of an assortment of financial and housing stakeholders to identify federal assistance available to Floridians. The team will examine foreclosures in Florida, analyze the recently passed Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, and focus on maximizing Florida’s share of the available federal dollars in order to help taxpayers weather the economic environment.

Sink stated:

“We are facing an economic and housing crisis, and the federal government has made billions of dollars in assistance available to benefit homeowners. As Florida’s Chief Financial Officer representing a state with one of the highest rates of foreclosure and numbers of lost jobs, I want to make sure our taxpayers get their fair share of help.”

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