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HOUSING: Help those facing foreclosure

Letter by Norma Berube-Adler, Lakewood on May 7, 2012 at 1:38 pm | 59 Comments »
May 7, 2012 1:38 pm

Re: “No report on peaceful May Day here” (letter, 5-3).

I would like to follow up by saying that there are many positive and worthy events to write about in Tacoma. I am a volunteer with”Stay In Your Homes, a Tacoma-based community group, newly formed by concerned citizens of Pierce County. Our purpose is to help families who are at risk of losing their
homes to foreclosures and short sales.

These are often terrifying and embarrassing situations for people experiencing these hardships through no fault of their own. As contributing members of this community, it should be our duty and
responsibility to help those who really have nowhere to turn for support.

More than half of the recent homes for sale in Pierce County are “distressed.” We are presently pushing for a two-year moratorium on foreclosures and universal principal reduction because we believe that housing should be a right and not a privilege.

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