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Homes cover a hillside near Happy Valley, Ore. The Obama administration plans to send $600 million to help unemployed homeowners avoid foreclosure in five states. The Treasury Department said Wednesday that mortgage-assistance proposals submitted by North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island and South Carolina received approval. The states estimate their efforts could help up to 50,000 homeowners. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Photo by: Rick Bowmer
Homes cover a hillside near Happy Valley, Ore. The Obama administration plans to send $600 million to help unemployed homeowners avoid foreclosure in five states. The Treasury Department said Wednesday that mortgage-assistance proposals submitted by North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island and South Carolina received approval. The states estimate their efforts could help up to 50,000 homeowners. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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