Brave New Foundation
Brave New Foundation's mission is "to champion social justice issues by using a model of media, education, and grassroots volunteer involvement that inspires, empowers, motivates and teaches civic participation and makes a difference."
As part of that mission Brave New Foundation have created a collaborative map to record and document the stories of individuals and families who have been affected by the housing meltdown. The Google Map uses photographs and videos to help tell these personal and heart-rending stories.
USAToday - In some blocks in the Green Valley Ranch neighbourhood in Denver one-third of the residents have lost their homes. USA Today used the illustrative power of Google Maps and the public records of the foreclosures to highlight the impact the foreclosures are having on this neighbourhood.