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Calif. City Proposes Unique Plan To Avoid Foreclosures

NPR | Sept. 12, 2013 3:09 a.m. | Updated: Sept. 12, 2013 9:29 a.m.

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Richard Gonzales

A federal judge in San Francisco on Thursday hears arguments over a radical plan to stem the foreclosure crisis. The City of Richmond, California, is proposing to buy underwater mortgages in order to help keep local residents in their homes. If banks don’t want to sell those mortgages, the city says it is prepared to invoke eminent domain to seize the mortgages.

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