The federal government has extended the deadline for Ohio homeowners to apply for a home refinancing program designed to help those hurt by the foreclosure crisis.

Ohio is receiving an additional 94 million dollar to help demolish blighted homes and prevent foreclosures, but some say it missed out on more funding because of an issue with the state's application.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has announced that Ohio will receive $98 million to demolish blighted structures and prevent people from losing their homes to foreclosure. 

Home repossessions rose in Ohio and the U.S. in September.

The listing service RealtyTrac says there were nearly 49 hundred foreclosure related documents filed in the first half of the year in central Ohio, down 16 percent from the same period in 2014.

The mortgage tracking service RealtyTrac says the number of central Ohio homes falling into foreclosure dropped in April by 55 percent as compared with the same month a year ago.

The number of foreclosures in the U.S. fell by 18 percent last year, as compared with 2013.

A new study shows banks are doing a better job of maintaining foreclosed homes in white neighborhoods than in neighborhoods of color.

The foreclosure listing service Realtytrac says foreclosure activity in Ohio declined by 11.6 percent last month.

The Ohio Supreme Court says the number of new mortgage foreclosures in the state declined in 2013 for the fourth consecutive year. 

Banks repossessed 4 percent fewer U.S. homes in January as compared with December.

Former Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann went before the Ohio Supreme Court this week.

Ohio, U.S. Foreclosure Activity Declined In November

Dec 12, 2013

The number of U.S homes entering the foreclosure process or repossessed by lenders in November fell by 10 percent from October, and by 32 percent from the same month a year ago.

Ohio has joined a multi-state study of the social, health and economic effects of recent federal efforts to prevent foreclosure among the unemployed.

Blighted Property Activists Eye Foreclosure Fund

Jun 24, 2013

A fund set up to help people facing foreclosure is being eyed by others who’ve been working on the housing crisis, who want to use it for something else.

Ohio foreclosure activity rose by 12 percent in April to the third-highest level in the nation, fueled by an increase in repossessions and sheriff's auctions.

The mortgage research firm RealtyTrac says foreclosure filings in Ohio fell by 23 percent in January from December's figures.