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|For a commentary on the impact of foreclosures on renters, see Renters Need Protection against Foreclosures Too [PDF], by Mary Cunningham of the Urban Institute.|
|From the Forum...|
Visit the Forum to view online Q&A with the Urban Institute's Tom Kingsley and Robin Smith, authors of a report about the impacts of foreclosures on families and communities.
The HousingPolicy.org Forum is a place to pose questions, exchange ideas, and learn from the experience and expertise of others. This section of the site features interactive forums organized around policy areas, including foreclosure prevention and neighborhood stabilization.
|Click on the links below to learn more about ways foreclosures affect families:|
Displacement and Housing Instability
Foreclosures can lead to displacement and housing instability for both owner and renter families.
Effects on Children
Foreclosures can disrupt children’s lives due to family stress and financial hardship, moving homes, changing schools or reduced access to public services.
Financial Insecurity and Economic Hardship
Foreclosures can damage former owners' credit ratings, strip families of equity, and cause other economic hardships.
Personal & Family Stress, Disruption, and Ill Health
Foreclosures can exacerbate existing personal and family problems and elevate household stress.
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