For Murrays, Facing Foreclosure, a Neighbor Starts a Crowdfunding Campaign

helen murray

A crowdfunding campaign is now underway to help save the house of Nelson and Helen Murray, the last African American family on their block of Northeast 11th Avenue. WW's current issue includes a story about the Murrays' battle against foreclosure in a neighborhood that—before gentrification—was evenly divided between black and white residents. Wells Fargo in July 2013 filed court ...   More
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO

Haunted House

A property in foreclosure attracts a trio of convicted felons—who just won’t leave.

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Justin Dollard really started to worry about the house next door when the convicted murderer moved in.  Dollard, a 48-year-old project manager, knows most of his neighbors on North Vancouve   More
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 AARON MESH

Loan Wolf

A Portlander takes on a mortgage giant to save her property—and she’s not alone.

After a North Portland rental home owned by Dawn Lind went into foreclosure last fall, she jumped into a nationwide legal fight that could affect millions of residential properties. Lind, who learn   More
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Jeff Merkley's Advice for President Obama

Jeff Merkley

 In advance of President Obama's State of the Union speech tonight, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) is weighing in with what he wants Obama to mention.Merkley tells Marketplace the president should focus on foreclosures because "housing got us into this recession, and as long as housing is a mess, we're going to be in a recession for a very long time."And if you're looking for a worthy piece on foreclosures ...   More
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 HENRY STERN


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