Ailsa Chang is an award-winning journalist who covers criminal justice, terrorism and the courts for WNYC. She found her way into public radio after practicing law for five years, and can definitely say that walking the streets of New York City with a microphone is a lot more fun than being holed up in the office writing letters to opposing counsel.
One Homeowner Fights Back
Thursday, May 14, 2009
We’ve heard a lot of stories about predatory lenders and unscrupulous practices in the real estate business. But amid all these stories, one company stands out: it’s called United Homes. They’ve boasted they’ve sold thousands of homes in the poorest sections of New York City in the past 15 years. Huge numbers have gone into foreclosure, and now lawyers allege the company suckered people into buying defective homes for way more than they were worth. WNYC’s Ailsa Chang reports on the story of one victim who’s fighting back.