Published May 1, 2009 | May 2009 issue
An alliance of community development practitioners and researchers has created a web site to help states and localities respond to the home mortgage foreclosure crisis. The new site, Foreclosure-Response.org, offers a breadth of resources for municipal, county, and state governments engaged in foreclosure prevention and stabilization. Features include an extensive list of Q&As about foreclosures and related topics, a policy guide to help governments design responses to the crisis, maps and data that identify geographic areas in greatest need of foreclosure intervention, and an online forum where participants can discuss foreclosure prevention and neighborhood stabilization strategies. The site is sponsored by the Center for Housing Policy, KnowledgePlex, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, and the Urban Institute.