Foreclosures in Detroit
At the end of 2009, more than 13% of US homeowners were either delinquent or in foreclosure. This worrying fact is all too apparent when you use Google Maps to view foreclosures.
The Big Picture has been looking at a number of areas on Google Maps to assess the impact of the downturn on people’s homes.
In 2008 USAToday also used the illustrative power of Google Maps and the public records of the foreclosures to highlight the impact the foreclosures are having on Denver.
Each of the houses that have been foreclosed is shaded red on the USAToday produced map.