The week(s) that was

November 18, 2007

In the the last two weeks:

Federal judge accuses mortgage lenders of hijacking foreclosure system for profits

Judge Demands Documentation in Foreclosures

Subprime mess is a crime story

Fixing foreclosure’s ground zero

Consumer, Poverty Groups Oppose Predatory Mortgage Bill

House OKs bill to get tough on mortgage lenders

Ohio’s anti-foreclosure plan is reasonable, restrained; lenders must be more flexible

NE Ohio in Top 10 in recent foreclosures

Foreclosures Hit a Snag for Lenders

Cleveland Federal Judge: Dismisses 32 Foreclosures For Lack Of Proof

Where Cleveland went wrong

Upscale Shaker Heights fighting foreclosure pockets

Mortgage-fraud task force opens command center in Cleveland

Need Housing Advice?

Mortgage lenders reject Strickland plan on foreclosure crisis

State to get tough on lenders that foreclose

And here’s one we missed, from the Dayton Daily News:

Our View: Treat mortgage lenders like polluters

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The week that was

November 5, 2007

Foreclosure wave sweeps America

Housing crisis hits Midwest hard

Cuyahoga County ought to try creating a land bank to break foreclosure cycle

Five indicted in mortgage fraud scheme in Cleveland, other cities

Dems urge swift action on subprime fallout

American Nightmare

Mortgage Meltdown

Appraisers, lender accused of inflating home prices


The week that was

October 26, 2007

Treasurers talk foreclosure crisis

New law focuses on foreclosures in Maple Heights.

U.S. treasurer tours Cleveland areas wracked by foreclosure

National City doubles job cuts, reports 80 percent drop in profits

National City’s Subprime Misery (Forbes)

Cleveland, Cuyahoga officials consider county agency to buy vacant houses

The Arms Race: While The Feds Dawdle, State And Local Officials Look For Shelter From The Gathering Mortgage Storm

Study says foreclosure hurts town, neighbors

Foreclosures lead to rise in abandoned pets in Cleveland

Staring into Countrywide’s abyss

Lenders Curb New Mortgages In Weaker Areas