Florida’s circuit courts received $6 million and a one-year deadline to clear much of the backlog of foreclosure cases brought on by the housing crash, and Miami-Dade Circuit Court is using the funds to implement a three-tiered approach.

The county with the state’s largest foreclosure backlog of 79,000 cases received the most funding from the Legislature, aimed at eliminating a foreclosure backlog that is choking court dockets. The $862,053 came July 1 with instructions to close out 52,000 foreclosure cases by June 30, 2011, more than have ever been resolved in a year’s time.

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