Another idea is to contact a local Realtor and ask for assistance. In addition to helping you with that home, they may also be able to recommend other REO, short sale, or distressed homes that may meet your needs.
If it is in foreclosure the local sheriff'soffice should have information about it. Some even have websites that have all the information posted! Google your local sheriff to see if they have a website. Or call and see if you can get information.