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Blight Elimination Program Gets Underway in Indiana

The BEP has made about $75 million (approved by the U.S. Department of Treasury) available to the state of Indiana to eliminate blight by reducing foreclosures and stabilizing neighborhoods, and about $1.5 million of that money was allocated to East Chicago.

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Non-Profit Awards $44.8 Million Through Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling Program

While foreclosure numbers have declined significantly since the peak years of 2010 and 2011, a recent uptick in foreclosure starts demonstrates the need still exists for loss mitigation programs such as the NFMC to help families and individuals stay in their homes when their mortgages become delinquent. The current demand for NFMC grant funds ($87 million) was nearly double the amount of $44.8 million that was awarded.

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Real Estate Capital Firm Publishes Online Short Sale Guide

While legal processes vary among states, property owners who are behind on their mortgage payment can use the short sale guide as a resource to explore their options and prevent a foreclosure on their home. Information provided by JWB can help rental home owners find alternative solutions to their housing problems.

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OCC: Loan Mods Lowered Monthly Payments for 91 Percent of Borrowers

More than 91 percent of borrowers nationwide who received mortgage loan modifications in the second quarter of 2014 had their monthly principal and interest payments reduced, while 56.1 percent of borrowers lowered their monthly payments by 20 percent or more, according to a report released earlier this week by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) regarding first-lien mortgages at large national and federal savings banks.

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