Cities Trying to Fight Back Against Home Exploitation Scams

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New Orleans     Perhaps against their will, some Ohio communities from have become ground zero in trying to throw roadblocks in the path of companies exploiting the desperate need of lower income and working families for affordable housing and, just maybe, the hopes of traversing the credit desert to home ownership. The best local …

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Wisconsin Worker Whistleblowers Expose Vision Rent-to-Own Scams

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Pittsburgh   Vision Property Management, headquartered in South Carolina, seemed like a bad penny that kept turning up in every neighborhood we door knocked in Pennsylvania and Ohio. The ACORN teams spent a lot of time before and after these visits trying to understand as clearly as possible the business model for the company. It was …

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Vision Rent-to-Own Buyers in Ohio are Confused and Unhappy

Citizen Wealth Financial Justice Foreclosure

Youngstown  Where we had four ACORN doorknocking teams in Pittsburgh, we only had two in Youngstown, Ohio, but that seemed right since with hardly 70,000 inhabitants now, Youngstown was less than one-fifth the size of Pittsburgh. Putting the lists together at the Youngstown Public Library and the second-chance Café Augustine, run by the Catholic Diocese …

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