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Foreclosure Crisis, Low income Home ownership and Heath, and a Rift in the American Dream

HERG researchers published findings from studies of home mortgage foreclosure in the US, offering important contributions to understanding the roots of the foreclosure crisis and pointing to the need for new policy initiatives. Note: the 2009 article below was named best article of the year in the Journal of Urban Affairs.

Libman, K., Fields, D. & Saegert, S. (2012) Housing and health: A social ecological perspective on the US foreclosure crisis. Housing, Theory and Society, 29, 1, p1-24.

Saegert, S., Fields, D. & Libman, K. (2011). Mortgage foreclosure and health disparities: Serial displacement as asset extraction in African American populations. Journal of Urban Health, 88, 3, p390-402.

Fields, D. (2011). Emotional refuge? Dynamics of place and belonging among formerly homeless individuals with mental illness. Emotion, Space, and Society, 4, 4, 258-267.

Fields, D., Libman, K. & Saegert, S. (2010). Turning everywhere, getting nowhere: experiences of seeking help for mortgage delinquency and their implications for foreclosure prevention. Housing Policy Debate, 20, 4,647-686.

Saegert, S., Fields, D. & Libman, L. (2009). Deflating the dream: Radical risk and the neoliberalization of homeownershipJournal of Urban Affairs, 31, 3, p297-317.

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