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Spokane County And SNAP Partner To Prevent Foreclosures

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SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. In Spokane County, delinquent property taxes and/or sewer payments result in lien and foreclosure notices.  To diminish the number of foreclosures that occur each year and help people remain in their homes, the Spokane County Treasurer's Office, Utilities Division, and Veterans Services are referring qualified delinquent accounts to SNAP's Housing Counseling Program.  

Late last year, the SNAP Foreclosure Prevention Program received a $3,074,354 grant from the Washington State Attorney General's office as a result of the National Mortgage Settlement.  These grant funds provide SNAP the opportunity to assist homeowners struggling to remain in their home.  SNAP intends to prevent 500 foreclosures over the next five years by expanding current service capacity and reaching out to underserved homeowners.  These loan funds must be repaid by the qualified homeowner.

In Spokane County, lien and foreclosure notices are sent when a homeowner's property taxes and/or sewer bill has not been brought current for a specified amount of time.  Numerous delinquency lien warning letters are sent, prior to issuing a foreclosure notice. 

For more information, contact the Treasurer's Office at (509) 477-4713, the Utilities Billing Department at (509) 477-3604, Veterans Services at (509) 477-3690, and SNAP Financial Access/Housing Counseling at (509) 456-7106.

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