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A little information, please

Well, whaddya know. Nevada's near-apocalyptic, neighborhood-swallowing foreclosure crisis could have been stemmed a teensy bit by a little, oh, information about vital programs to prevent your house being bagged by your friendly neighborhood corporate bank.

Despite efforts to the contrary, there still is a major divide between homeowners in danger of losing their homes and the resources available to help them avoid foreclosure. A recent study found that more than half the Nevadans facing foreclosure didn't know anything about federal and state programs aimed at helping them. Furthermore, almost as many said their lenders were "not willing at all" to work with them.

As a longtime journalist in Southern Nevada, native Las Vegan Andrew Kiraly has served as a reporter covering topics as diverse as health, sports, politics, the gaming industry and conservation. He joined Desert Companion in 2010, where he has helped steward the magazine to become a vibrant monthly publication that has won numerous honors for its journalism, photography and design, including several Maggie Awards.