Greenlining Institute

12:00am

Wed March 27, 2013

3:32pm

Wed November 28, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Fighting foreclosure in East Oakland

Potential residents view a renovated Oakland Community Land Trust house on Birch Street. Photo courtesy of OCLT.

Bruce Mirken is conducting what seems like a high-profile auction in New York City.

“As you can see,” he says to the gathered crowd, “we’re auctioning this lovely Manhattan luxury condo that was purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Blankfein back in 2008 for $26 million. I wish you could see the lobby of this building. It’s bigger than some small countries!”

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11:56am

Mon April 16, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

A family lives through foreclosure

Rosa Fernandez and her children Dominique Ibarra and Roxanne Ibarra, at their home in San Jose.
Photo by Casey Miner

Since the country’s foreclosure crisis began in 2007, nearly four million people have lost their homes. In the Bay Area, more than 750,000 homes have been foreclosed. And even though the economy might be getting better, they’re still happening.

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