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When No One Wants to Own a Place

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

WNYC senior reporter Bob Hennelly talks about the upkeep of thousands of foreclosed residential properties in New York State and the efforts to encourage owners to take responsibility.

Guests:

Bob Hennelly

Comments [4]

Eugenia Renskoff from Brooklyn, NY

Hi, To this day the word foreclosure strikes terror in me. It happened in my life a few years ago. An incredibly hurtful experience. Eugenia Renskoff

Aug. 16 2011 01:46 PM
Sophie from Poughkeespie, NY

There are many, many foreclosed homes in the area I live in. Aside from the foreclosure papers taped to the door, the "lawns" are hip high.

Aug. 16 2011 10:49 AM
Amy from Manhattan

If records show who's paying the property taxes, why is it unclear who owns the property?

Aug. 16 2011 10:34 AM
gary from queens

This vindicates conservative philosophy which states that government can't change human nature.

People either have responsibility, or they do not. You can't get it by encouraging it.

Responsibility is assured when you make people place a down payment on a home.

People take what they can take. And they should. Same with corporations. Self interest is normal and often good for society. The blame should befall government, whose policies permits---through law---wrongful taking.

Blame government that imposed upon banks that they sell risky mortgages. Liberal government to be exact, which doesn't acknowledge or understand that greed and irresponsibility exists, and that public policy should account for it.

Aug. 16 2011 09:26 AM

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