A just-announced settlement from the U.S. Treasury Department is meant to compensate homeowners who faced wrongful foreclosure during the housing crisis. But the payout to these homeowners — many of whom had their homes taken without having ever missed a payment — amounts to paltry sums, generally $300-$500 per family. Activist Alexis Goldstein created a Tumblr of tongue-in-cheek suggestions for how homeowners can use these funds: For Having My House Stolen. Here, she talks about the site with Chris Hayes on MSNBC.
Miles Kampf-Lassin, a graduate of New York University’s Gallatin School in Deliberative Democracy and Globalization, is a Web Editor at In These Times. Follow him on Twitter @MilesKLassin