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Banks are bleeding money, so you’d think they’d want tenants in foreclosed properties to continue paying rent. But frequently that’s not the case. As the foreclosure crisis spreads, tens of thousands of renters have been evicted through no fault of their own, and there’s not much positive news in the near future. On this edition, we continue our series “How We Survive” and hear from renters and renters’ advocates about the invisible victims of the mortgage meltdown.
Dean Preston, Tenants Together Executive Director; Adam Gold, Just Cause Oakland Administrative Director; Dr. Francis Fox Piven, CUNY Graduate Center New York City sociology and political science professor; Studs Turkel, renowned oral historian and author; Judge Samuel Heller, Chicago judge during The Great Depression; Willie Jefferies, Workers Alliance member during The Great Depression; Kate Hyndman, union organizer profiled in 1976 documentary “Union Maids”.
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