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Nonprofit receives funds to help distressed homeowners

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Yakima, WASH.--To help fight foreclosures, the attorney general's office will disburse more than $40 million to 13 non-profit organizations, and some of that money is coming to Central Washington.

Catholic Charities Housing Services will get nearly $400,000 to help homeowners who are facing foreclosure.

The charity will use the money to add a new housing counselor and a part time program assistant.

Staffers said they'll now be able to help twice as many people.

The Director of CCHS, Bryan Ketcham, said, "We've seen an increased need and demand for services from families inquiring about assistance to victims of fraud to homeowners that are facing hard financial circumstances."

The money will also be used to develop an outreach program that directs homeowners to a referral service.

The outreach program will target people in Yakima County as well as Chelan and Benton counties.