Journal of Law and Social Policy


Rob Robinson

Publication Date



Foreclosure; Housing--Law and legislation; United States; New York

Document Type

Voices and Perspectives

English Abstract

Discusses the United States housing crisis, where four and a half million families were foreclosed on between 2008 and 2013. Families who lacked universal or adequate health insurance, found the physical pain and suffering of a loved one was soon followed by the economic pain and suffering associated with the high costs of health care. The human reality of this suffering is reflected by the story of New York state resident Catherine Lennon. Ensuring the pay out to Bank of America was the law firm of Steven J. Baum, the notorious New York based foreclosure mill, which has since been shuttered under a cloud of fraud investigations.