Mortgage Crisis

Some cities are fighting back against the mortgage crisis, using eminent domain to seize and write down troubled mortgages, keeping homeowners in their homes and keeping local economies afloat, writes Peter S. Goodman.
Oct 2, 2012   Huffington Post
<p>Friends of the Earth president Brent Blackwelder and journalist James S. Henry believe that the federal bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac needs to come with some very green strings attached.</p>
Jul 28, 2008   The Nation
<p>Exurban developments are struggling to control their rampant foreclosure rates and plummeting housing values.</p>
Jul 28, 2008   The Christian Science Monitor
<p>The Freddie Mac/Fannie Mae crisis is resurrecting the debate over the role the federal government should play in the housing market.</p>
Jul 18, 2008   The Christian Science Monitor
<p>Indianapolis has a growing problem with abandoned houses. To fight the blight, they're now selling the homes online.</p>
Jul 14, 2008   The Indianapolis Star
<p>Congress is promising to pass before Independence Day a sweeping set of housing legislation that would offer refinancing packages, a trust fund for affordable rental housing and offer tax credits for purchasing unoccupied houses.</p>
Jun 27, 2008   The New York Times
<p>Paul Krugman writes that we need to stop conflating owing a home with citizenship.</p>
Jun 26, 2008   The New York Times
<p>In this excerpt from his forthcoming book, Subprime Solution, economist Robert J. Shiller writes of our tendency to succumb to "bubble thinking," and the role this has played in the current mortgage crisis.</p>
Jun 24, 2008   Atlantic Monthly
<p>With gas and food prices climbing to unprecedented levels, many families are turning to pawnshops to cover their bills. Unfortunately, pickups are down and people aren't buying, putting smaller operations at risk of closure.</p>
Jun 23, 2008   The News & Observer
<p>A new AIA report shows that new homes under construction are getting smaller in response to market forces.</p>
Jun 19, 2008   AIArchitect
<p>CNN reports on the growing chaos in suburbs emptied by the mortgage crisis, and what they tell us about the future of the American dream.</p>
Jun 17, 2008   CNN