"It’s not our goal to foreclosure on anyone we really want to help those individuals. So I encourage those individuals to reach out to their mortgage company. Also, Home Start is a local community based organization in the area that provides consulting," says Raymond Irizarry, Community Development Manager for Fifth Third Bank.
Many people see the economic situation as a good opportunity to get into the housing market.
"Homes have drop in prices dramatically is terrible in this area. Homes that were once valued at $150 thousand are now selling for $60 or $70 thousand. On the good side, I think if you are trying to get a property now is the perfect time to buy," says Daryl Joseph, who has lived in