Citigroup Inc. said Thursday that it will allow defaulted borrowers to remain in their homes for six months and provide at least $1,000 for them to relocate if a borrower turns over the property's deed to CitiMortgage.

The pilot program, a twist on "cash-for-keys" programs, provides some proof that servicers are having trouble getting borrowers who are not paying their mortgage to vacate their homes without stripping or vandalizing them.

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