Monday, September 28, 2015

Big banks are violating The National Mortgage Fraud Settlement Agreement


The nation’s largest mortgage lenders are violating the terms of a punitive 2012 settlement that was meant to prevent unfair and unnecessary foreclosures that destroyed communities and pushed working families from their homes. 

Interviews by POLITICO with more than 20 housing counselors, Legal Aid lawyers and government prosecutors in states hard hit by the real estate crisis that followed the 2007 financial meltdown reveal that the nation’s top lenders are violating the settlement and rules put in place last year by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. In some cases, the problems — repeated requests for the same documents, for example — stem from ongoing disorganization deep inside the loan servicing departments of the banks, but some homeowners and their representatives claim the issues are a deliberate attempt to use foreclosure to resolve cases that have lingered for years.


Saturday, September 26, 2015

PRESS RELEASE: Assemblymember Miguel Santiago Announces Two Foreclosure Resource Fairs

The Office of Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), in partnership with the State Bar of California, the California Departments of Business Oversight and Consumer Affairs, and Occupy Fights Foreclosures, will be conducting two free seminars to educate concerned residents about real estate fraud and the foreclosure process. Attendees will learn valuable tips about how to protect themselves in the housing market, and be provided with access to informational materials, and resources.

Read Press Release here