The story of America's housing crisis often ends up being told in a stream of numbers -- hundreds of thousands of dollars of debt, thousands of foreclosures taking place every day.
But as the photos below show, there are also powerful images being created by this crisis. Sometimes the empty houses become symbolic of the human suffering involved, abandoned and in disrepair. And sometimes they become symbols of hope -- centers of activism and community resistance against losing more homes.
Below are some photos from foreclosed homes across America.
Now we'd like you to share photos of foreclosed homes in your area -- email pictures to email@example.com.
Send pictures of homes near you that have been condemned or that for some reason have attracted attention from the neighborhood. Please include a caption with the home's address, as well as any other relevant information you have. Don't forget to include your full name so that we can credit your work.