Family Avoids Foreclosure Thanks To Burien ACORN Office

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The innovative low-income helping newspaper Real Change has an interesting article on how a Burien family avoided foreclosure on their home through the Burien-based ACORN office.

Definitely worth a read if you like to start your week with positive, uplifting news about local folks making it through tough times with help from others:

After being unable to meet their mortgage payments, Georgene Monday, with her brother, Jesse Bake, expected to lose their Burien home to foreclosure. But after contacting ACORN, the mortgage was rewritten.

In an amazing, 11th-hour save that Monday attributes to contacting legislators, friends writing the lender for her and, most importantly, finding ACORN, a grassroots group that was negotiating loans for distressed homeowners nationwide before the housing bubble burst.

Monday, 62, got a referral to the Seattle-area chapter of ACORN – the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now – after contacting the state attorney general’s office for help.

Read the full article here.

And if you’re in a similar situation, please don’t hesitate to contact ACORN – they’re headquartered right here in Burien:

134 SW 153rd Street, # A
Burien, WA 98166
(206) 241-9242

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2 Responses to “Family Avoids Foreclosure Thanks To Burien ACORN Office”
  1. Kari says:

    This is an incredible paper, and the articles are really good. I always get one when I'm down town, but you have to watch for the sellers that have the actual "official" sellers tags.

    Glad Acorn was able to help!!

    Kari B.

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  2. Winnie says:

    It is a shame Acorn turned out to be full of corruption and slanted politics. I had heard of good works of theirs in the past. Now a bunch of bad apples at the bottom of the barrel is going to spoil all the ACORNS.

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