Foreclosure Crisis

November 3, 2015, 5am PST
The housing crisis that made headlines during the Great Recession is proving far more persistent than the common narrative about over-priced coastal market allows. A new report by the Center for American Progress uncovers the facts on the ground.
The Atlantic
October 29, 2014, 2pm PDT
A snarky post written for The Atlantic identifies a forgotten culprit in the country's dropping homeownership rates: Generation X.
The Atlantic
September 18, 2014, 10am PDT
A new visualization tool by the Urban Institute provides a vivid portrait of an unfortunate truth: the foreclosure crisis and other effects of the Great Recession real estate market were worse for minority groups.
The Washington Post
July 15, 2014, 2pm PDT
A new study by Laura Wolf-Powers at the University of Pennsylvania finds inherent conflict in the three varieties of response by community development practitioners to the foreclosure crisis.
Science Daily
April 23, 2014, 1pm PDT
The Boston Globe provides an excerpt from the new book by Senator Elizabeth Warren, wherein she recounts her troubled reaction to a conversation with then Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.
The Boston Globe
February 10, 2014, 2pm PST
The Inland Empire—suburban and exurban counties located to the east of Los Angeles—experienced some of the worst impacts of the housing crisis and recession. Yet, people still arrived there in droves during the recession.
Los Angeles Times
January 27, 2012, 6am PST
In the "Room for Debate" section of its Opinion Pages, <em>The New York Times</em> has gathered a series of ideas for fixing the struggling housing market from experts across the ideological spectrum.
The New York Times
January 20, 2012, 7am PST
Melinda Burns uses two California cities through which to investigate the reasons why the foreclosure crisis has impacted communities in dramatically different ways.
Miller-McCune
June 23, 2011, 12pm PDT
Abigail Gardner of Smart Growth America takes aim at a recent article based primarily on Wendell Cox's correlation of smart growth policies to the housing market bubble and collapse.
D.C. Streetsblog
October 11, 2010, 9am PDT
Richard Florida argues that edge cities ravaged by the recession should take cues from urban development patterns to spur growth.
The Wall Street Journal
May 29, 2010, 1pm PDT
Millions of American homeowners are underwater facing the loss of their home, causing devastating effects on the national and local economy. But when a homeowner decides to walk away from his or her home, is that a sign of crisis or a shrewd move?
McClatchy Newspapers via Fresno Bee
March 24, 2010, 5am PDT
The Feds have $1.5 billion to help homeowners at risk of losing homes to foreclosure. Deciding just which homeowners to help is no easy task. This article looks at the decision-making process in Arizona, one of the five states receiving federal aid.
The New York Times - Business
August 11, 2009, 11am PDT
While the Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance is helping people buy homes, their aim is to build an army of trained homeowners to engage their own neighbors in organizing and advocacy.
Shelterforce Magazine
June 22, 2009, 1pm PDT
Obama Administration officials, speaking at a conference of real estate writers and editors, admitted that the housing crisis is far from over and administration efforts are taking time to have an effect.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
March 9, 2009, 8am PDT
In Detroit, a couple bought a foreclosure for $1900. They've been steadily piecing together a community out of their neighborhood ever since.
The New York Times