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PODCAST: Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act: What Real Estate Professionals Must Know When Tenants Live in Foreclosed Property

Rental property foreclosures remain a national epidemic, affecting millions of people across the country including three million children. Renters are often kept in the dark about the foreclosure status of their homes, and they may not learn that their housing … Continue reading

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Housing is a Right

One of Robert  Frost’s poems includes this exchange, part of a winter conversation between a farmer and his wife: “Home is the place where, when you have to go there, They have to take you in.” “I should have called … Continue reading

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New Report Shows Millions of Renters at Risk of Eviction and Homelessness

When the foreclosure crisis began in 2008, the national spotlight was on homeowners.  But research shows that 40 percent of families facing eviction due to foreclosures are renters.  And over the last three years, the total numbers of renters affected … Continue reading

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Poverty & Politics: Three Things Obama and Romney Must Address Tonight

Join us on Twitter tonight, as Law Center Policy Director Jeremy Rosen “live-tweets” during the presidential debate at 9 pm EST.  Use hashtag #TalkPoverty. With the presidential election less than six weeks away, President Barack Obama and former Governor Mitt … Continue reading

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Celebrating the 13th Annual McKinney-Vento Awards!

Each year, the Law Center recognizes outstanding contributions by individuals and organizations to the movement to end homelessness at its 13th Annual McKinney-Vento Awards. This year’s event will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 21 at the L’Enfant Plaza Hotel in … Continue reading

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A Heartbeat from Homelessness: Rising Rents in the Foreclosure Crisis

It’s disturbing that millions of people have lost their homes to foreclosure, but at least you’d think that foreclosures would mean more available, affordable homes for low-income renters on the verge of homelessness.  Sadly, you’d be wrong.  Renters lose in … Continue reading

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Race and Foreclosure

February is Black History Month, and though the Law Center is mindful of how race intersects our work all year ‘round, I’d like to take the opportunity afforded by the holiday to blog about one particular aspect of race and … Continue reading

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Have a Heart, Save Our Homes

It will be a bitter-sweet Valentine’s Day for many across the country who have already lost their homes due to the foreclosure and economic crises, but should the budget proposals put forth by the House come to pass, things will … Continue reading

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Sometimes Victims, Sometimes Oppressors

In a previous legal internship at Neighborhood Legal Services Association in Pittsburgh, PA, I specialized in representing low-income tenants in housing cases. From the beginning, I was eager to take on landlords, who I saw as the evil oppressors of … Continue reading

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What do you do when the rug is pulled from under you?

Yesterday, the Huffington Post featured a front page story about the “The New Face of Homelessness.” Within hours, thousands of readers posted comments, many telling of their own personal struggles with facing foreclosure, eviction, and homelessness.  Their stories are harrowing, … Continue reading

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