Life Interrupted: African American Seniors Surviving the Housing Crisis

Life Interrupted: African American Seniors Surviving the Housing Crisis

Inland Valley News/New America Media , News Report, Sheri Stuart, Posted: May 28, 2016

Among African Americans and Latinos devastated by the Housing crisis, elders have had the hardest time recovering. Good programs are helping--but seniors must be cautious.


Most Consumers Unaware of Laws That Protect Against Financial Abuse


New America Media, News Report, Sarita Hiatt, Posted: Sep 19, 2015

Federal and state laws that protect them from predatory lending and other forms of financial abuse.


BOSTON: Fraud and Foreclosure: Financial Abuse Hits Elders, Families


Bay State Banner/New America Media , News Report, Sandra Larson , Posted: Jun 18, 2015

Black and Latina elders in Boston--and their families--have faced lost dreams, financial ruin and even homelessness due to home finance scams.


BOSTON: For Older Homeowners, It’s ‘Borrower Beware’


Bay State Banner/New America Media , News Report, Sandra Larson , Posted: Jun 17, 2015

Reverse mortgages, refinancing schemes have often put ethnic senior homeowners in Boston at risk. But new consumer protections promise help.


Conservative Pundit Takes Three-Strikes for Blaming Baltimore’s Poor


New America Media, Commentary, Paul Kleyman, Posted: May 02, 2015

Conservative pundits say Baltimore stems from diminished personal responsibility--not brutality, foreclosures, joblessness and other strikes against the poor.


Ferguson Shows Failed US Policy and the Black-White Housing Gap


New America Media, News Analysis, Andre F. Shashaty, Posted: Aug 17, 2014

Ferguson, Mo., has among the highest rates of homes underwater. A half-century after Watts, one expert says more trouble may be coming.


Can a 1-Percenter Save Troubled Mortgages?


Equal Voice News, Video, Maureen O'Hagan, Posted: Nov 08, 2013

Housing activists say Richmond's plan to use eminent domain to help struggling homeowners is "terrifying" Wall Street.


Calif. City Forges Ahead with First-in-the-Nation Plan to Seize Underwater Mortgages


New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Sep 14, 2013

The City of Richmond will move forward with its plans to seize underwater mortgages using eminent domain,but residents are divided on the tactic.


Foreclosure Rescue Scams Still Common, Warn Housing Counselors


Anna Challet, News Report, Anna Challet , Posted: Aug 22, 2013

Foreclosure rescue scams are still common in the Bay Area, and there is no need for homeowners in distress to pay for private attorneys.


Beware of Foreclosure Scams, Warn Housing Nonprofits, News Report, Rene Ciria-Cruz, Posted: Aug 18, 2013

There is a growing epidemic of foreclosure rescue scams across California, many of them targeting minority and limited-English speaking communities.

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