In Columbus, Ohio, WTTE-TV Channel 28 reports:
- The Ohio Supreme Court says a foreclosure mediation program it launched less than a year ago is now available in all 88 counties. The high court provides step-by-step instructions to common pleas courts around the state to try to reach solutions in foreclosure cases. The local courts gather information from homeowners and lenders to reach a mutual agreement.
- Some courts are using court staff, while others are using contract mediators. Others are using volunteers. Counties began joining the program after it launched in February. Local courts are to submit data to the Supreme Court so that the effectiveness of the county programs can be measured.
For the Ohio Supreme Court’s “11 Step Program,” see The Foreclosure Mediation Program Model.