Foreclosures

Nonprofit seeks to stem foreclosures in Baltimore

Nonprofit seeks to stem foreclosures in Baltimore

If you enjoyed the Parade of Lights at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor or celebrated the holidays in the suburbs, you might not notice signs of the foreclosure crisis. But despite a thriving national economy and rising home sales across Maryland, some Baltimore neighborhoods are still feeling the effects of the mortgage crisis. In certain areas, high rates of foreclosure-related evictions are leading to dislocations, job losses and community disruption — and making for a grim holiday season.

Analysis from Attom Data Solutions shows that Baltimore has the highest share of distressed home sales of any city in the country. More than 20 percent of homes sold in Baltimore during the second...

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