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Foreclosure information reaches 2,300 homeowners

Daniel Smith and Sherrhonda Brown, of the Tacoma Urban League, introduce themselves to a homeowner, during canvassing of Tacoma neighborhoods in December. Smith and Brown were two of 17 people hired to canvass, connect and offer help in neighborhoods all over Tacoma as part of the Home Ownership and Mediation program.
Daniel Smith and Sherrhonda Brown, of the Tacoma Urban League, introduce themselves to a homeowner, during canvassing of Tacoma neighborhoods in December. Smith and Brown were two of 17 people hired to canvass, connect and offer help in neighborhoods all over Tacoma as part of the Home Ownership and Mediation program. Staff file, 2015

More than 2,300 Tacoma homeowners have received information on how to prevent home foreclosure, the city says.

Only one in 10 homeowners ask for help when foreclosure looms, state data shows.

Tacoma began the door-to-door program in mid-November. After more than three months, the Home Ownership and Mediation Education program also talked in person to 685 people, including 165 who were in danger of imminent foreclosure.

The initiative was a partnership between the City’s Neighborhood and Community Services Department and the Foreclosure Mediation and Outreach Project at Seattle University School of Law.

The city will continue to send information packets to property owners who receive a Notice of Trustee’s Sale.

Kate Martin: 253-597-8542, @KateReports

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