It’s been a couple of years since the mortgage crisis first broke. And there is little to indicate that the financial picture will be improving anytime soon. In this year alone, it’s projected that more than two million people will lose their homes to foreclosure. On this edition, we continue our series “How We Survive”, a look into how communities and everyday people around the U.S. are responding to the economic crisis. This week we focus on people who are resisting foreclosures and answer the question––are rescue programs actually working?
Frank Torres, home owner resisting eviction; Tosha Alberty, home owner resisting eviction; Martha Daniels, ACORN Oakland chapter foreclosure program Vice-President; Bill Chorneau, ACORN organizer; Craig Robbins, ACORN campaign Director; Steve Meacham, City Life/Vida Urbana Organizer; John Langley, Portland Collective Housing Cooperative; Kevin Gillette, Community Housing Resource Center program manager; “Larry”, facing foreclosure; Anonymous buyer at auction; Lisa Hasegawa, National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development Executive Director.
For More Information:
Blogs, Articles, Links:
It’s Time We Talked: Mandatory Mediation in the Foreclosure Process
A report by the Center for American Progress
Featuring Music by:
“I Aint Got No Home” Bruce Springsteen
“Foreclosure” Chris Kiley: www.myspace.com/chriskiley
“It’s Real” Mic Geronimo
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