Hudson & Marshall, the foreclosure auction firm, partnered with APD Solutions (APDS) to drive property sales and reach more owner-occupant buyers, according a corporate release. Their community outreach initiative, the Alliance Network Program, is designed to revitalize the debilitated housing markets and increase occupancy. APDS is a national firm that offers a range of services to municipalities, lenders, institutional investors and community stakeholders to help revitalize communities. As part of the new partnership, APDS identifies new community organizations. The Alliance Network also includes hosting buyer preparation seminars to guide first-time homebuyers through the auction process and matches them with helpful resources. Property managers and contractors also attend auctions as resources for investors who need to make improvements. Also, a variety of lenders provide information booths at the auctions to offer finance options to the potential buyers and answer questions about home loans. Write to Jon Prior.