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Private equity firms and hedge funds are buying up tens of thousands of foreclosed homes and converting them into rental properties. And they are creating one of the fastest growing financial investments by securitizing their tenants' rent checks.
It has been six years since the foreclosure crisis devastated millions of American families. And now, many former homeowners are renting from Wall Street. It's a landlord's market, and rents are rising across the country.
Fault Lines travels to California and Georgia to investigate if Wall Street’s rental gamble could jumpstart the economy or lay the foundation for a new crisis.
Is the next housing crisis going to be about rent checks as opposed to mortgage payments?
Fault Lines chats with an Atlanta housing lawyer about the history of predatory lending, attempts to curtail it
A program of auctioning off delinquent mortgage loans may prioritize goals of corporations over those of communities
The rise of rent-backed securities ensures we'll have another crash
Stagnating wages, high unemployment are keeping millennials out of the housing market, even where they can afford to buy
Private equity firms gamble on rent-stabilized housing in Brooklyn, New York, and long-time tenants lose out
Fault Lines travels to Mexico to examine the ongoing humanitarian crisis of disappearances of Mexican citizens.
Fault Lines examines the worst epidemic of drug addiction and overdose in U.S. history
Fault Lines travels to Irbil to examine the consequences of the latest U.S. intervention in Iraq.
Fault Lines investigates the child migration boom from Central America.
We live in a world run through with Fault Lines. Al Jazeera's Fault Lines takes you beyond the headlines and holds the powerful to account, as we examine the US' role in the world.