Web site offers faster way to avoid foreclosure

SANDUSKY Worried about foreclosure? You don't have to leave your home to reach out for help.
Annie Zelm
May 24, 2010

SANDUSKY

Worried about foreclosure? You don't have to leave your home to reach out for help.

Officials from the Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland launched a Web site to allow residents to fill out information at their convenience. The information is then forwarded to housing specialists at the HUD-certified counseling agency, who then meet with residents to discuss their options.

"We were seeing a need to reach people who generally didn't know there was help available," said Lou Tisler, executive director of Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland. "There was a reluctance to make the call, so we thought we'd make it as user-friendly as possible."