Policy Matters Testifies to Cleveland City Council on Foreclosures

February 28, 2008

On February 27th, 2008, David Rothstein testified before Cleveland City Council on the continuing foreclosure crisis in Greater Cleveland. Also in attendance were representatives from Senator Hilary Clinton and Senator Barack Obama’s Democratic Primary campaigns. Rothstein spoke about the spread of foreclosures (both in the city and the suburbs), the underlying reasons why the trend is one of expansion, and the effects of foreclosures on families and cities. His testimony ended with recommendations for stemming the tide and mitigating the consequences of the current crisis.

Below is video of the Foreclosure Forum. David Rothstein’s testimony begins 11 minutes and 30 seconds in.


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