Guest Oped: A decade after the 2008 foreclosure crisis, Northwest Philadelphia is fighting back

Op-Ed (Pennsylvania)

Guest Oped: A decade after the 2008 foreclosure crisis, Northwest Philadelphia is fighting back

July 24, 2019 | Claudia De Palma | Montgomery News
Northwest Philadelphia’s middle neighborhoods have tremendous strengths, but have been shaken by the disruptions of the foreclosure crisis. The legal aid organizations coming together through the CRLA project seek to help these communities use this strength to prevail over the challenges they face.
Tags: Housing: Foreclosure

When Wall Street Is Your Landlord

News Story (Georgia, NATIONAL)

When Wall Street Is Your Landlord

February 13, 2019 | Alana Semuels | Atlantic, The
With help from the federal government, institutional investors became major players in the rental market. They promised to return profits to their investors and convenience to their tenants. Investors are happy. Tenants are not.
Tags: Housing: Eviction | Housing: Foreclosure | Housing: Landlord-Tenant

After Storm, Foreclosures in Puerto Rico Stopped. They’re Starting Again.

News Story (Puerto Rico)

After Storm, Foreclosures in Puerto Rico Stopped. They’re Starting Again.

July 15, 2018 | Matthew Goldstein | New York Times (NYT)
Island residents who fell behind on their payments are facing creditors ranging from Wall Street to the federal government. Over the last four months, nearly 300 new foreclosure actions were filed in federal court in San Juan and in local courts across the island.
Tags: Disaster Recovery | Housing: Foreclosure