Toledo’s Foreclosure Defense League fights against evictions
The statistics are staggering. According to data released by the Ohio Supreme Court, the number of Ohio home foreclosures last year hit an all-time high - 85,773. This number is expected to increase in this year as unemployment rates continue to rise. Realtytrac.com, a leading marketplace for foreclosure properties, reports that one in every 377 homes in Lucas County have been the subject of a foreclosure filing as of January 2009. This means that hundreds of Toledoans have faced the possibility of losing their homes with no other place to go.
Toledo Foreclosure Defense League, a new local social activist group, wants to help.