At first, stories about the foreclosure crisis focused on half-built McMansions in suburbia. But, all along, the hardest hit have actually been low-income Americans — and the communities they live in. As the mortgage crisis spiraled into a full-blown financial meltdown, the interconnections between the fate of individual homes and our nation’s financial health has become clearer. This report shares lessons from the work of pilot projects in 10 cities to address the foreclosure crisis. It identifies obstacles and recommends changes to local, state and federal policies, while also identifying strategies that are beginning to work, home-by-home and block-by-block

Published: April 7, 2011