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Wealth Disparity—Housing

Housing rights was one of the primary concerns of Occupy Wall Street in response to the foreclosure crisis. The crisis, in which banks increasingly seized properties following years of predatory lending, was compounded by the Great Recession of 2008. As a result, 10 million people lost their homes between 2007-2010. After a period of widespread predatory lending and unregulated markets, the federal government did little to combat the growing housing crisis in the United States during the 2010s.

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