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LUCAS COUNTY, OH (Toledo News Now) -
A new report shows foreclosures continue to decline in
the Clerk of Courts' office shows through August of this year, there were 1,352
foreclosure filings. That compares to 1,985 during the same time period last
year. That's a 32 percent decrease.
Commissioner Tina Skeldon Wozniak has been working
closely with the local foreclosure prevention task force. She says when
comparing to 2009, when the local economy bottomed out, unemployment going down
and efforts to keep people in their homes went up, and she credits that for
"There's a magistrate in Lucas County Common Pleas Court,"
she said. "The judges have done a terrific job making sure the magistrate
doesn't do a foreclosure unless it's the last and final straw. We continue to
invite people to use the resources through the fair housing center."
In 2009, there were 4,160 foreclosures in Lucas County.
At the current pace, this year's total would come in at around 1,800.