Konop to sheriff: Stop evicting foreclosures

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LUCAS COUNTY (WTOL) - It's a bold step, but Lucas County Commissioner Ben Konop says it is necessary to fight the rising foreclosure rate.

Konop is asking Lucas County Sheriff James Telb to place a 90-day moratorium on evicting residents from foreclosed homes.

He says it will not only keep families in their homes, it will prevent neighborhoods from dramatically deteriorating.

About 50 out of every 1,000 homes in Lucas County is in foreclosure.