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Neighborhood Responses to the Foreclosure Crisis.

Nelson, Kris.

Housing foreclosures represent one of the most serious problems facing neighborhoods. As a result of the foreclosure crisis, urban neighborhoods that have succeeded in increasing homeownership, renter stability, and revitalization are now destabilized and face an uncertain future. Because the causes and nature of foreclosure are different across and within cities, responses must be tailored to neighborhood conditions. To explore what neighborhood responses are being deployed in the face of the foreclosure crisis, CURA and the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP) organized a symposium in May 2009. The symposium featured panel discussions on thinking strategically about responding to foreclosures and foreclosure solution strategies, as well as afternoon workshops on specific strategies for dealing with the foreclosure problem on the ground. This article summarizes the presentations and discussion from the symposium. The symposium made clear the complexities of the housing foreclosure crisis and the far-reaching implications the ongoing crisis has for neighborhoods. The problem requires a range of strategies tailored to specific neighborhood market conditions to build stability and reduce destabilizing factors. Successful implementation of these strategies necessitates a close working relationship between local governments, intermediaries, community organizations, and community development corporations.

CURA Reporter
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Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.
This CURA Housing Forum was sponsored by the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs at the University of Minnesota, and the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP).
39 (1-2): 19-25
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