In my story this week on the impact to renters when their landlords enter foreclosure, I mentioned a report about such renters falling into homelessness. A reader e-mailed me asking for that report, so I thought I’d put a link up to it.
Here’s the April report from the National Coalition for the Homeless, called “Foreclosure to Homelessness: The Forgotten Victims of the Subprime Crisis.”
The report is based on a survey of homeless service providers nationwide. The group found a growing number of applicants for assistance who were kicked out of their rental houses or condos because their landlords were in foreclosure.
But remember, from my story:
…no comparable local data have been compiled, said Rosemary Johnston, president of the Regional Task Force on the Homeless.
[Tenants Legal Center’s Steven] Kellman said he hasn’t seen evidence that tenants evicted from foreclosed houses end up homeless here.
“When tenants are stuck in the foreclosure situation here, they’re able to amass their money and they can actually leverage that for something better,” he said.