• News/Talk
  • Music
  • Entertainment

What's Behind the Foreclosure Statistics

Listen to this Story
Larger view
Enlarge This Image

Web Resources

Seventy-five-year-old Lawrence Wiggins Sr. is fighting to keep his house. He's one of many "risky" debtors that were able to take out loans from sub-prime lenders in the real estate boom of the last decade. He now finds himself owing more on his Cleveland house than the house is actually worth. Independent Producer Mhari Saito spent the week with Wiggins and his family while they tried to keep him from losing his house to foreclosure.


Guest Host Alex Cohen talks with Jordan Ash, director of the Acorn Financial Justice Center, a group that's currently helping homeowners find a way to keep their homes. Ash talks about the rise of foreclosures in the country and the personal toll it can take on people. Also, he gives advice on what people can do to keep their home.

Special Audio Web Extra


  • Comment | Refresh

  • Post a Comment: Please be civil, brief and relevant.

    Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. All comments are moderated. Weekend America reserves the right to edit any comments on this site and to read them on the air if they are extra-interesting. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting.

      Form is no longer active


    You must be 13 or over to submit information to American Public Media. The information entered into this form will not be used to send unsolicited email and will not be sold to a third party. For more information see Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Download Weekend America

Weekend Weather

From the January 31 broadcast

Support American Public Media with your Amazon.com purchases
Search Amazon.com:
 ©2015 American Public Media