Local governments, with help, can stem this decline

Commentary | November 12, 2008 | By Marilyn Watkins | Everett Herald

Erin, a mortgage counselor at a nonprofit organization, experiences the economic crisis up-close and personal every day. For the past six years, she's helped people behind on their mortgages fight to stay in their homes - or at least held their hand through the foreclosure process. Now, as the need for services is spiking, Erin's agency is losing funding and she could face a layoff herself.

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