Foreclosure help coming right to Tacomans' front doors

Category: Prevent Foreclosure Published: Sunday, 20 December 2015 Written by Super User

Homeowners facing foreclosure can find a lot of assistance, but pride and fear can stand in the way of asking for help. State figures show just one homeowner in 10 takes advantage of the myriad programs available.

In Tacoma, help is now coming door to door.

Home Ownership and Mediation, or HOME, began in late November as a partnership between the city of Tacoma and the Seattle University School of Law. It's an $11,200 program funded by grants from the Legal Foundation of Washington, the state Department of Financial Institutions and the Pierce County Foreclosure Prevention Roundtable.

Some 17 people have been hired to canvass neighborhoods across the city where one or more homes is in some stage of foreclosure. For a few hours each day, canvassers knock on doors and deliver information on how homeowners, or someone they know, can get help to prevent foreclosure.

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