KNOXVILLE -- The foreclosure crisis may be easing, but Chris Beckendorf is proof that it's not over yet.
The Knoxville resident and his wife, Amanda, live just off Gallaher View Road in West Knox County. After losing his job, Beckendorf had hoped to get mortgage help from the federal government.
The monthslong effort produced no results, so in June he filed for bankruptcy protection as part of a last-ditch effort to save his home from a courthouse auction. The next day, according to Beckendorf, he received word that his application for the federal program had been approved — too late to abandon the bankruptcy.