Kansas City, MO – In the first six months of this year, foreclosures in Kansas City marked a decline, even while the national numbers continued to rise. But in that time period, according to RealtyTrac, one out of every 122 area homes were in some stage of foreclosure. And in a few neighborhoods, those statistics are much higher. For local families facing foreclosure, the mortgage crisis is personal - destroying the middle class dream of home ownership. KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross talked to one such family in the Blue Hills neighborhood.
This story was produced for KC Currents in conjunction with KCPT's series Weathering the Financial Storm. The fourth part of the series is called Evicted, Foreclosed, Homeless. It airs Thursday, August 27, 2009 at 8pm on Kansas City's public television station KCPT.