An AmeriCorps program at OSU Extension offices was tested in rural Ohio counties with particularly high foreclosure growth rates. The goal was to increase rural homeowners' awareness about the statewide foreclosure prevention efforts. Fourteen AmeriCorps members provided rural homeowners with information and assisted with the online enrollment in the Save the Dream Ohio program. Despite its challenges, the program was successful in reaching over 7,000 homeowners, in engaging about 150 community volunteers, and in providing professional and personal development opportunities of over 200 hours to each AmeriCorps member.
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Loibl, C., & Moulton, S. (2014). OSU Extension Housing Corps—Testing an Innovate Approach to Foreclosure Prevention in Rural Counties. The Journal of Extension, 52(1), Article 31. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.52.01.31