Special Community Event:
Neighborhoods & the Foreclosure Crisis: Finding the Way Out
The foreclosure crisis has left some neighborhoods with more empty houses than occupied homes. The first wave of foreclosures, caused by unsound banking practices, was difficult enough. The danger is nowhere near over, as rising unemployment is causing a new wave of foreclosures. How can neighborhoods deal with the crisis. On November 11, at the Plaza branch of the Kansas City Public Library, KCPT's Nick Haines worked with an expert panel and audience members to generate ideas about the problem and possible solutions.
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Part 1 | "Falling Behind"
It is easy to fall behind in these tough economic times, and the consequences can be devastating.The opening show focuses on housing related issues include mortgages, foreclosure, evictions and related matters. more...
Part 2 | "Worried Sick"
Finding health is difficult and expensive even when you are covered by employer health insurance. What happens when you lose your job? What are the options for you and your children? What other resources should you know about if you be unemployed? more...
Part 3 | "Starting Over"
What can you do to save money … for every day needs or major future expenses (housing, education or retirement). Are there local assistance and support programs that can help you get through? more...
Part 4 | "Foreclosed, Evicted, Homeless…"
In the past twenty-four months, thousands of families in Greater Kansas City have been evicted from their homes and apartments. Some got caught up in the sub-prime mortgage crisis. Others fell behind in their mortgage or rent payments after suddenly losing a job. But what has happened to them since? Where did they go? more...
Part 4 "Foreclosed, Evicted, Homeless..."
Thousands of families evicted from their homes, where did they go? more
Part 1 "Falling Behind"
Mortgages, credit card debt, evictions and foreclosure. more
Part 2 "Worried Sick"
Finding health care to resources for the unemployed. more
Part 3 "Starting Over"
How to save and cut expenses when times are tough. more