The human face of foreclosure

I blogged recently about the problems in the home loan modification racket in which practically nobody ever actually gets help to keep their home: The human face of what happens to families whose home are foreclosed on was made plain at one of the recent food distribution days of Feeding and Teaching in East Los Angeles.

At that distribution, approximately 250 families show up for food. There was a total of approximately 700 human beings. 32 of those families were living in their vehicles. About 23 of the families were new.

Many of those families had gone straight from living in a foreclosed home to living in their vehicles.

Homeless in LA, after the car is gone. (Wikimedia)