Harrisburg, Pa., mayor avoids foreclosure, pays up

AP News
Posted: Dec 14, 2011 12:32 PM
Harrisburg, Pa., mayor avoids foreclosure, pays up

The mayor of Pennsylvania's financially struggling capital city has brought her mortgage payments up to date, avoiding foreclosure on a property where she once ran a mortgage counseling service.

The Patriot-News of Harrisburg (http://bit.ly/tJhH82) reports that the mortgage holder on the property owned by Mayor Linda Thompson withdrew its filing Wednesday.

Metro Bank started the foreclosure process last week on the $52,000 mortgage.

The property is Thompson's childhood home and was the headquarters for the nonprofit counseling service the mayor ran before being elected in 2009 as mayor of Harrisburg, a city of 50,000 residents. She doesn't live at the property.

Thompson has said she failed to pay two mortgage payments, calling it an oversight.

The city faces severe fiscal problems. Its finances are being directed by a state-appointed receiver.


Information from: The Patriot-News, http://www.pennlive.com/patriotnews