July 7, 2012
Foreclosure sales in Moffat County have risen steeply in recent years, according to data provided by the Moffat County Treasurer’s Office. Rural communities like Craig are getting hit harder by the foreclosure crisis even as Front Range communities recover, said Shannon Peer, director of housing counseling with Brothers Redevelopment, a Colorado nonprofit organization.
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Moffat County Treasurer Elaine Sullivan and her staff mainly deal with the concrete and quantifiable. But she sometimes sees the painful human impact of the statistics, particularly when they relate to a homeowner’s worst nightmare come true. “I do know that there’s been several people that have come in, and they’re just horrified that they’re going into foreclosure,” Sullivan said. “They’ve all stated that they’ve tried to work out some sort of payment plan with the banks,” but to no avail, she said.