Between 2005 and 2013, scores of D.C. residents lost their homes because they couldn’t afford to pay small property tax bills. Now, the D.C. government is paying $1 million to settle a class action lawsuit brought by such former homeowners to stop tax-lien investors from taking homes through foreclosure.
A highly cited AARP study shows that 90 percent of Ohioans want to continue living in their current homes as they age. Helping make that possible for homeowners in the Cincinnati area is the nonprofit organization People Working Cooperatively (PWC).
It’s not uncommon for the AARP Foundation Housing Impact Team to receive letters, emails, and occasionally telephone calls from people age 50+ who are having trouble with their mortgage or may be facing foreclosure. After all, between 2007 and 2011 the foreclosure rate among people 50+ increased over 800 percent.
We’ve all heard the saying before: “Home is where the heart is.” But is your home the right fit for you now -- and in your future? What if your mobility changes, or if you have problems navigating stairs? What if it gets harder to reach those high shelves? What if you need to use a wheelchair for a while?
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