Evictions in Madrid (2012-2013)
Since 2008 more than 400.000 families have been forced out of their homes. This map shows the spatial pattern of Evictions in Madrid.
"Spain also has some of the toughest mortgage laws. People must continue to pay off their mortgages, complete with interest and penalty charges, even after they have been evicted and their home - whose value is appraised by the bank itself - has been repossessed. Since mortgage defaulters are disqualified from filing for bankruptcy, many are saddled with debts they can never escape." (BBC.co.uk)