Tulare County Foreclosures

June 25, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
The rising number of foreclosed homes is overwhelming Tulare County leaders with dilapidated houses.From broken windows to damaged roofs and siding, many houses in this east Orosi neighborhood have deteriorated and need repair.

The Tulare County Resource Management Agency tries to bring as many of these homes up to code. They can do about 12 a year, but this year they have 450 people on the waiting list to get their homes fixed. "With the foreclosures that are going on, we have had a lot more people apply or a lot of people apply or a lot more people removed from their homes and we need to go out and improve our housing stock."

Tulare County is now working to get a state grant to help fix up homes in eight areas including Orosi, Goshen and Ivanhoe.