Beware the pitfalls of renting rooms to head off foreclosure

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It reportedly is a growing trend: people desperately trying to increase income to stave off foreclosure by renting out one or more rooms in their own homes.

In a telephone interview with WalletPop, Sharleen Kilgore, of California-based Project Sentinel, a non-profit agency that offers free housing counseling services, says the agency is seeing a lot more people renting out rooms.