Wells Fargo CFO Tim Sloan makes $8 million a year and lives in a $5 million house in San Marino, a wealthy Los Angeles suburb. His bank is trying to e...
Rev. Vanzant is one of many homeowners and renters in the D.C. area and nationwide being forced out of their homes by big banks. We need to organize and take to the streets to make our voices heard!
With 36 days until the presidential election, I'm delighted to introduce Firsthand, a project that uses all the tools at our disposal to expand the conversation, puts the spotlight on what really matters most in people's lives and allows you to share the ideas and images that tell the story of our country during this campaign season, as you see it. Every month, drawing on reader input, we will ask a broad question -- for example, how a certain challenge or trend is affecting your community. Using HuffPost's platform, you'll then be able to share your response. It might be an Instagram photo with two sentences of explanatory text; a brief video clip; or a scan of a flyer that is landing on car windshields in your neighborhood. The result will be a vivid multimedia mosaic that captures the everyday events that are a testament to the changes underway in American communities.
We are looking to the candidates who wish to be our nation's next president to tell us, the American people, how they are going to fix the housing crisis and restore our economy. It's time they speak out.
According to the second quarter 2012 Zillow Negative Equity Report, 30.9 percent of homeowners are underwater, owing a combined $1.15 trillion more than their homes are worth.
Less than 80 days away from the 2012 presidential election, we face a unique moment in time. We have an opportunity to stand up for underwater homeowners across America -- and in so doing, fix the housing crisis and save the economy.
The best way to reduce unemployment is to focus on empowering the communities experiencing the highest and most concentrated levels of poverty.
Housing and foreclosures have been largely absent from the political debate, but they're about to break through in a big way. Battleground states like Nevada, Florida, Ohio, Colorado, Wisconsin, and North Carolina have been among the hardest hit by the housing crisis.
The time has long since arrived for Edward J. DeMarco to pursue his other opportunities in the private sector, whatever they may be. DeMarco, you may...
Edward J. DeMarco, the head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), has announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will not offer principal reductions as an option to prevent foreclosures on the loans they guarantee.
Recently, a landlord looking to engage my services proclaimed that after 15 years of examining and analyzing track records, he'd thrown away the desirable tenant selection playbook.
What's really happening is that job seekers -- employed, unemployed, or underemployed -- are being underserved by the job search options available to them.
Ever since the housing bubble collapsed, the Federal government has refused to take major initiatives to help underwater homeowners. As a result, we are likely to see close to one million foreclosures both this year and next, with the numbers only gradually slipping back to normal levels by the end of the decade.
You may have noticed news items that a company called Mortgage Resolution Partners (MRP) is proposing to have strapped localities use the public power of eminent domain to deal with the problem of underwater mortgages.
As the government on Friday released its latest official snapshot of the American labor market -- finding that the economy in June added a paltry 80,0...
There's a couple in my community where the 6-foot-2-inch woman, a former model, towers over her 5-foot-4-inch businessman husband. As a less-than-kind observer noted: The husband may appear much taller when he stands on his stacks of money. (I did say less-than-kind, right?)