Video: The Great American Foreclosure Song
Looking to get a handle on the foreclosure crisis, the loan modification fiasco, and the robo-signing scandal? We put it all in a music video.
Looking to get a handle on the foreclosure crisis, the loan modification fiasco, and the robo-signing scandal? We put it all in a music video. We also put it all in an e-book — a compelling story and an indispensable guide to the crisis that we'll be releasing tomorrow. Stay tuned! But for now, sing along:
The video was produced for us by the folks at Explainer Music. Andrew Bean and David Holmes wrote the music and lyrics. Sharon Shattuck and Krishnan Vasudevan created the animation and design.
Banks and the government have fallen short in helping homeowners in danger of foreclosure.
The Story So Far
Systemic failures at the country’s banks and mortgage servicers have exacerbated the most severe foreclosure crisis since the Great Depression, and government efforts to limit the damage have fallen short. ProPublica created an unrivaled database of homeowners who have faced foreclosure, opened a Facebook page to encourage homeowners to share their stories, wrote profiles of some of them, and incorporated their experiences into our reporting. We also provided a comprehensive rundown of the numbers behind the crisis.
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