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'Right To Rent' - Borrowers Should Be Allowed To Rent Their Own Homes: Dean Baker

Los Angeles Times | Jon Healey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Less than 10% of homeowners facing foreclosure have benefited from the Obama administration's mortgage modification program, according to a Treasury D...

In This Crisis, Government Spending Isn't Likely to Do Us in -- But Private Savings Might.

Marshall Auerback | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marshall Auerback

In a crisis, the ratio of public debt to GDP must rise.

A Church In Need

Keith Leon and Maura Leon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Keith Leon and Maura Leon

Our large economic challenges have impacted the religious community in distressing ways.

The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: Financial Sector Regulation

Robert Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Weissman

There's no question that Wall Street is going to mobilize -- is already mobilized -- to defeat the administration's positive proposals.

Have the Last Laugh as You're Kicked to the Curb, America

Mike Sheehan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mike Sheehan

7. "In the spirit of Huffington Post's trendsetting something-for-nothing business plan, I'm willing to live in the house... for free!"

Budget Cuts Trim Mortgage Complaint Resources

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
ProPublica

In Georgia, most of the state workers handling mortgage-related complaints have been laid off. Now, just one staffer -- working "more than full time" -- handles all of the complaints.

NY Times Writer and His Mortgage Woes

Yvette Kantrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Yvette Kantrow

It does make you wonder: What would this story read like if his wife wrote it? And I'm not convinced that Andrews' airing of his dirty laundry is such an act of bravery.

Your Voices: Obama's Speech Just Miles From Home Of HuffPost Reader Facing Foreclosure

Matthew Palevsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With 10,000 Americans going into foreclosure everyday, the housing crisis has produced millions of heartbreaking stories across the country. Earlier t...

Bankrolled But Bankrupt: The Senate Fails Homeowners Again

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Harry Moroz

The Senate had an opportunity to address the foreclosure crisis yesterday by adopting the Helping Families Save Their Homes in Bankruptcy Amendment. They balked.

Homeowners, Don't Get Left out in the Cold!

Iris Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Iris Martin

Homeless homeowners: Pull yourself off the couch, start reviewing those dastardly closing documents, get your loan audited and hire a qualified attorney.

Healing All Homeowners

Iris Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Iris Martin

We will make them care. You will stay in your home. There is light at the end of the tunnel and you will prevail. Judges all over the country are on your side.

Homeowner, Don't Let the Wolf in Your Door!

Iris Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Iris Martin

Foreclosure firms are so used to actions just going through unopposed. Now people are paying attention and pointing out the gaps.

"We were trained to mislead borrowers"

Adam Lioz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Lioz

One every 13 seconds. That's how many families are losing their homes to foreclosure. More than 8 million families are at risk. And, this is no...

Editorial: Obama's Housing Plan "Won't Fix The Problem"

New York Times | JOHN D. GEANAKOPLOS and SUSAN P. KONIAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TO stanch the hemorrhage of foreclosures, we don't need another bailout. What we need is a fix -- and the wisdom to see what is in our own self-intere...

The Simplest Plan For Helping Homeowners

Henryk A. Kowalczyk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Henryk A. Kowalczyk

By offering short-term loans, the government would be using taxpayer money wisely to stimulate banks to reform their lending practices.

No Tough Love for Wall Street

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

For all the brave talk about transparency and accountability Geithner gave the swindlers who got us into this mess yet another blank check to buy up the "toxic assets" they gleefully created.

Open Letter to My Mortgage Companies

Francine Hardaway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Francine Hardaway

No, I don't want to move in with my daughters. I want to ask you to re-finance my mortgage at the current value of my house at a 4.2% rate, like everyone in Congress is suggesting.

Weekly Audit: Stimulus Stagnation Economy NewsLadder

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
The Media Consortium

One of the left's major problems with the stimulus package: the corporate "net operating loss carryback" giveaway.

What I Gained by Losing in Madoff

Geneen Roth | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Geneen Roth

I wish I could say I had reservations about Madoff before The Call, but I did not. Besides, everything about which I "knew better"--stocks, advisors, real estate--was also disastrous.

A Spiritual Perspective on the Economic Meltdown

Gary Zukav | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Zukav

The global economic recession of 2008 did not begin with events that occurred in 2008 but it was triggered by some of them. The most easy to identify...

Mortgage Re-Default Rates. Be Scared. Be Very Scared.

Peter Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Peter Schwartz

Comptroller of the Currency John C. Dugan spoke before the 3rd Annual National Housing Forum of the Treasury's Office of Thrift Supervision today. He ...

Record 1 In 10 Homeowners In Serious Mortgage Trouble

AP | ALAN ZIBEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — A record one in 10 American homeowners with a mortgage were either at least a month behind on their payments or in foreclosure at t...

Recession: We're All in This Together

Olivia Rosewood | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Olivia Rosewood

My circle of friends used to be all about playdates and family barbecues. Now our conversations inevitably turn survival: Chapter 13, employment, foreclosures, how to make your lender listen.

Change We Can Bank On

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

This is not change we can believe in -- not if Robert Rubin or his protégé, Lawrence Summers, get to call the shots on the economy in Obama's incoming administration.

Hi My Name is America and I'm a Credit Addict: 12-Step Program for the Financial Crisis

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Hoyt Hilsman

In light of all the six-step, eight-step and ten-step proposals floating around Washington, I thought I'd offer the following twelve-step program for recovery from the financial crisis.