Foreclosures

On the ground, combating gentrification means putting a stop to cost-driven displacement and evictions. Grassroots organizations in some of the hardest-hit cities have dedicated themselves to that task.
Mar 31, 2015   Next City
Builders can't get credit but they may get jobs from banks, who, because of foreclosures, have unfinished homes that they need help completing.
Mar 2, 2010   Wall Street Journal
New research from the Natural Resources Defense Council shows that the chance of foreclosure is higher in places with limited access to public transit.
Feb 17, 2010   Chicago Sun-Times
A federal plan aimed at helping 3 to 4 million homeowners on the verge of foreclosure has fallen far short of expectations, enabling only about 31,000 loan modifications.
Jan 6, 2010   The Washington Independent
By the end of the year, more than 3.9 million homes will have been foreclosed in the U.S., the second year in a row that figures have broken previous records.
Dec 11, 2009   Business Week
Former homeowners forced out of their houses are becoming renters. It seems to be a good thing for them -- and the economy.
Dec 11, 2009   The Wall Street Journal
Many of the thousands of commercial buildings erected on easy credit before the economic downturn remain underutilized or empty. Now those loans are coming due.
Nov 21, 2009   Huffington Post
It's almost Halloween, and that means it's time to celebrate America's most important holiday by dressing up in a silly costume. But what's that? Tired of culturally relevant costumes? Don't want the general public to have any idea what you are? Prefer a drawn-out, interest-losing explanation of an obscure and wonky costume concept? Then you're in luck, because I happily present the second edition list of the best urban planning costume ideas. Blog Post
Oct 26, 2009   By Nate Berg
Foreclosed homes in Phoenix are a new goldmine for one developer, who is buying up land near the city's mass transit lines and marketing properties as transit oriented development.
Oct 17, 2009   NPR
The high amount of foreclosures is expected to make things tougher for Census officials as they prepare for 2010 Census enumeration.
Oct 14, 2009   The Associated Press
Thousands of subdivisions across the country have been abandoned mid-development by owners and developers hit hard by the economic recession. This video takes a tour inside one of these "zombie subdivisions".
Oct 7, 2009   CNN