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Sustaining Low-Income Homeownership

Advocates Needed

By Nika Elugardo & Gary Klein

Low-income individuals and families are among the fastest-growing segments of homeowners in the United States. Unfortunately with the increased homeownership rate has come an increase in foreclosures. Counseling and other advocacy efforts should be available to help low-income homeowners avoid foreclosure and build equity. One such effort, the Massachusetts Foreclosure Prevention Project, is a model for other homeownership sustainability programs.

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