Senior Analyst, Social and Economic Policy
Abt Associates, Inc.
Areas of Research Interest: Asset policies, Housing and Wealth, and Foreclosures
Date: March 31, 2014
Description: The Center for Financial Security and the Institute for Research on Poverty co-sponsored a seminar with visiting researcher Hannah Thomas. Hannah Thomas is a Senior Research Associate for the Institute on Assets and Social Policy at Brandeis University and is a CFS Research Fellow. She presented a seminar titled “Foreclosing on the Neighborhood: How Financial Markets Structure Neighborhood Processes”
Since 2008 upward of four million families have lost their homes to foreclosure. However, many families who defaulted on their mortgages avoided foreclosure and still remain in their homes. In this brief, Hannah Thomas explores how families in foreclosure exhaust their wealth.