Foreclosure & sheriff sales Information about how sheriff sales work, as well as how to avoid foreclosure on your property. Sheriff & lien sales Information on buying a property from a sheriff's sale, stopping a sheriff's sale, and claiming excess sheriff sale funds. Force a sheriff sale Description of the Tax Sale Escrow Program, which lets people request that a tax-delinquent property be sold at a sheriff sale. Save your home from mortgage and tax foreclosure Resources to avoid losing your home through foreclosure in Philadelphia. Apply for a grant to clear your home’s title Grants for low-income people who want to clear up ownership of their home.