Nearly 900 families lost their homes to foreclosure in Madison County last year. According to Diane Thompson with the First Unitarian Church in Alton, that's far too many, seeing foreclosures happening all around the region, so she says the church has launched a program to help stop the bleeding.
She says minority groups seem to lose their homes at a disproportionate rate.
Volunteers will help people find the resources they need to either save their home or get through the process. Anyone who'd like to get help can call 618-208-3780 to get more details. There is a new program offered in Madison County, administered by Land of Lincoln Legal Aid. You can learn more by contacting the County Clerk's office.