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The Cost of Foreclosures

What is the toll of home vacancies on communities? Which communities have been hardest hit with vacancies in recent years? What’s happening to help us bounce back? This week, new data was published by DePaul University’s Institute of Housing Studies. The data helps us understand the impact of home vacancies in Chicago. On this installment of The Barber Shop Show, host Richard Steele was joined at the shop by: • Geoff Smith, Executive Director of the Institute of Housing Studies • Katie Buitrago, Senior Policy and Communications Associate at Woodstock Institute • Patricia Fron, Program Manager at the Tenants in Foreclosure Intervention Project, as well as the Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing We also heard the story of Sabrina Morey. She has been homeless on and off for the past 14 years. She is currently "liberating", or living in, a formerly vacant, foreclosed home. We also got a sports update with WBEZ's Cheryl Rae Stout. The "Barber Shop Show" airs on Fridays and Saturdays at Noon on 90.7FM and 89.5FM. You can also stream live at

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