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Renters Caught in Foreclosure Trap

Posted Tuesday, June 24, 2008

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Landlords expect tenants to take care of their property, keep the noise down and pay the rent on time. But some renters do all that and still get kicked out. It's an under-reported consequence of the foreclosure crisis. Frequently renters are forced to move because lenders have foreclosed on their landlords and sometimes the first warning they get is an eviction notice saying they have to be out in three days. What can renters do about it? Find out on 90.3's The Sound of Ideas tomorrow at 9:00 a.m.

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ideastream®’s Paul Cox talked with Deborah Jones of Cleveland who was twice forced to move out when a lender foreclosed on her landlord.

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Economy, Facing the Mortgage Crisis, Government/Politics, Other, Community/Human Interest, Housing/Real Estate

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David Rothstein, researcher, Policy Matters Ohio
Peter Iskin, attorney, Cleveland Legal Aid Society
Michael Piepsny, executive director, Cleveland Tenants Organization

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