07/11/2008 - Foreclosure-related filings for June jumped 72 percent in Suffolk and 2 percent in Nassau from the previous month, according to RealtyTrac, an online foreclosure marketplace.
It's a "Herculean" task to get accurate data, said Kil Huh, project manager at The Pew Center on the States, a nonprofit that has been researching the impact of the mortgage crisis on communities and families.
In getting a grip on the extent of problems, a considerable challenge is that there's no central depository for information, he said. The federal and state governments can be instrumental in creating one, but that takes time and money, he noted.
"As we move forward thinking about what's the right public policy, we're going to need accurate data to understand the problem," Huh said.
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