Inez Killingsworth: Fighting Foreclosures

How one outspoken resident is helping Cleveland's families keep their homes.
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Inez Killingsworth asks: "When you know something is wrong, and you don't do anything about it or try to do anything about it, why are you here?"

She started her organization Empowering and Strengthening Ohio's People (ESOP) to mobilize communities around issues affecting their neighborhoods, like high rates of predatory lending leading on home loans. ESOP has now helped more than 10,000 families fight foreclosure on their homes.



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