In states, cities and suburban communities across the country, task forces and coalitions are forming to coordinate and improve local responses to the foreclosure crisis. This coordination is an essential part of the development and execution of an effective strategy to prevent foreclosures and stabilize communities.
This section reviews the basic approaches that state, regional, and local governments are taking, in collaboration with practitioners and advocacy groups, to develop a coordinated response strategy, including actions to:
Major parts of this section are drawn from G. Thomas Kingsley, Robin Smith and David Price. 2009. The Impacts of Foreclosures on Families and Neighborhoods. Report prepared for the Open Society Institute. Washington DC: The Urban Institute.
Photo credits (top to bottom): Bungalow Court, Minneapolis MN - Courtesy of LHB, Inc.; Westcott Ridge Condominiums, Fairfax County VA - Photo credit: Curtis Hall, courtesy of Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development; Courtesy of McCormack Baron Salazar; MLK Plaza, Philadelphia PA - Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Housing Authority