Cleveland and Slavic Village
THE CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER
Read the PLAIN DEALER's extensive ongoing coverage of the foreclosure crisis.
Cuyahoga County foreclosure database
The site also includes a map of foreclosures by neighborhood.
"Renters squeezed out when landlords don't pay the mortgage"
Consumer reporter Sheryl Harris writes on the often unnoted effect of foreclosures on renters.
"Ohio foreclosure filings jumped 88 percent last year,"
Jim Nichols, CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER, January 30, 2008.
Only California and Florida had more filings last year than the 153,196 in Ohio.
"Mortgages and Madness,"
Michael Hirsh, NEWSWEEK, May 24, 2008.
"Questionable lending practices turned a peaceful Cleveland neighborhood into a blighted slum."
"Foreclosure study says vacant properties cost Cleveland $35+ million,"
Laura Johnston February 19, 2008.
"In Cleveland, Foreclosures Decimate Neighborhoods,"
NPR, May 24, 2008.
General Resources and Reading
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD provides advice for homeowners facing foreclosure and other financial issues. The site also has a good list of local resources for each state
The Center for Responsible Lending
The Center for Responsible Lending is a "nonprofit, nonpartisan research and policy organization dedicated to protecting homeownership and family wealth by working to eliminate abusive financial practices." The site includes and assessment of current legislation: HR 3915 Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act.
The Mortgage Bankers Association
The Mortgage Bankers Association is an association representing the real estate finance industry. The Web site includes a Q&A on mortgage banking and the crisis and assistance for owners.
Facing the Mortgage Crisis
Public TV station KETC has created an interactive site full or resources for people in the St. Louis area encountering mortgage problems.
The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Cleveland Web site has collected resources to aid renters and owners in the area.
Greater Ohio is engaging in a series of Policy Forums across the state to gather input from a broad range of civic and government leaders about the specific policy changes needed in Ohio’s land use policy.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
Read the TIMES's extensive ongoing coverage of the foreclosure crisis. In addition, the TIMES maintains profiles and up-to-date news collections on Fannie Mae
and Freddie Mac
"Paulson: No Bailout for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac,"
ONLINE NEWSHOUR, July 11, 2008.
"Meltdown Risk, Revisited,"
COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS, July 16 2008.
NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT, August 7, 2007.
Published July 18, 2008