A Children-Focused Response to the Foreclosure Crisis

Foreclosures 2012 PolicyAn April 2012 First Focus analysis by Brookings Institution scholar Julia Isaacs finds that one-in-ten children has been or is at risk to be affected by foreclosures, putting their health, development, and academic potential at risk. This companion paper recommends specific actions Congress and the Administration can take to help families avoid foreclosure, find quality, affordable homes quickly when foreclosures happen, and deliver the help children need to blunt the harms resulting from foreclosure.

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