Dundalk family faces home foreclosure, ruined credit

WYPR-FM reported this morning that a Dundalk family losing their home by foreclosure can’t find new housing because their applications to rental agencies repeatedly get denied. Consumer law expert Cheryl Hystad, director of advocacy at Maryland Legal Aid, was interviewed for the report.

Hystad said finding temporary housing is a big problem in the foreclosure crisis and every year Legal Aid helps hundreds of people facing foreclosure–finding a place to move into is something she called an insurmountable problem for the recently foreclosed. Hystad suggested the Dundalk family–which includes a five-year-old boy diagnosed with autism–contact the Baltimore County Department of Social Services.

“I’ve heard of them putting people up in hotels and things with some emergency funding,” said Hystad, adding that Legal Aid’s Baltimore County office is also helping the family find temporary housing. To hear the report, click here.

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