Richmond’s Takes Charge of Foreclosures

Kansas City     Richmond, California  became the first city in the country to take charge of the foreclosure crisis, lingering since 2007,  by using its powers of eminent domain to force the hands of the banks to renegotiate the mortgages to market value. As it happens, this issue of Social Policy  leads with a great article on Richmond and the Richmond Progressive Alliance (RPA), part of the organizational power moving progressive change there. 

            For the story behind the national headlines, check out Mike Parker’s story, “Richmond Progressive Alliance:  Communities Fight for Community Control Over Corporate Power.”


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