According to a federal panel, "reckless" banks and faulty regulators were the chief source of the recent crisis.
Banks seized more than one million homes last year, a new record - and are poised to seize more.
Six people were arrested December 20 when they locked arms as they attempted to enter a Bank of America branch in Missouri, refusing police orders to turn back during a protest against the bank's home foreclosures.
Several families moved their belongings outside of a Chase Bank branch in an act of civil disobedience - and were arrested.
CHICAGO - The Tellez family are vowing not to be evicted from their Northwest Side home, and Alvaro Tellez says he is fighting for his children and their future.
In a dramatic expression of public anger at the growing foreclosure crisis Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart yesterday refused to enforce foreclosures issued by big banks.
Attorney General Eric Holder announced a federal investigation into possible fraud by big banks foreclosing on homeowners.
As the nation's poverty rate rises to 15 percent, the highest level since the 1960s, the Obama administration announced this week new measures to help struggling homeowners prevent foreclosure.
California's Latino and African American homeowners experience twice the rate of foreclosures than that of non-Hispanic whites, a recent report found.
After a generally dismal report on home foreclosures in last month, the Obama administration took steps to beef up its support to unemployed workers who face foreclosure.