CHICAGO – Elia Santana lives here on the southwest side with her husband, four children and mother. In January 2008 Santana’s father passed away putting an emotional and financial strain on her family.
Though legislators are currently paying more attention to homeowners, renters are among the most adversely affected by the foreclosure crisis and the recession.
Last Friday twelve members of the Trody family were kicked out of their home in Liberty City and forced to live in truck over the weekend. On Monday they took the right action and reclaimed their home defying an eviction order from Miami Dade County Sheriff.
DETROIT — Three of this city’s zip codes are among the nation's top 25 for number of foreclosures. So it's not hard to see why the housing crisis and jobs are pressing concerns as Detroiters prepare for the Feb. 24 mayoral primary. Fourteen candidates are vying for the office.
ATLANTA, Georgia, 5 Feb (IPS) - Homeless advocates in the United States say if the new Congress and the Barack Obama administration do nothing, many more low-income people already teetering on the brink could end up living on the streets over the next two years.