Here you can find news and information generally related to foreclosure and eviction fighting, the housing market and the economy.
- Ocwen buys Homeward Residential from WL Ross by Jacob Gaffney, Housingwire, October 3, 2012
- More than 1 million HAMP mods canceled by Jon Prior, Housingwire, September 13, 2012
- Foreclosure Fail: Study Pins Blame on Big Banks by Paul Kiel, ProPublica, September 11, 2012
- Discounts for Speculators, Foreclosures for Mom and Pop! Obama’s Secret Plan to Prop Up Housing Prices by Mike Whitney, CounterPunch, September 4, 2012
- Fannie, FHFA moving forward with bulk sales program, CA Association of Realtors, August 22, 2012
- Washington’s highest court rules MERS cannot foreclose on homeowners by Brent Hunsberger, The Oregonian, August 16, 2012
- Foreclosure Settlement Fails To Force Mortgage Companies To Improve by Peter S. Goodman, Huffington Post, August 7, 2012
- The truth about mortgage relief, Socialist Worker, July 19, 2012
- SF company’s mortgage bailout plan relies on municipal seizures by Matt Smith, The Bay Citizen, July 17, 2012
- L.A. sues US Bank over blighted, abandoned homes by Jessica Garrison & Angel Jennings, The Los Angeles Times, July 16, 2012
- Here’s What the State’s Historic Foreclosure Protection Bill Means to Homeowners by Albert Samaha, The Snitch blog on SF Weekly, July 3, 2012
- Report: Investors buy nearly half of Oakland’s foreclosed homes by Aaron Glantz, The Bay Citizen, June 28, 2012
- Occupy Homes Wins Crucial Victories for Struggling Homeowners Against Big Banks by Han Shan, AlterNet, June 20, 2012 (Minneapolis, MN)
- The Dispossessed: Bayview Homeowners Fight Foreclosures by Albert Samaha, SF Weekly, May 2, 2012. A must-read.
- This article, “Our View: Foreclosure laws need strong bite”, June 12, 2012, Merced Sun-Star gives the status of the various bills that make up the California Homeowner Bill of Rights.
- State program for struggling homeowners has helped few by Aaron Glantz, The Bay Citizen, May 31, 2012.As banks resist, mortgage relief program has distributed just 5 percent of its fund
- Mortgage relief still far off for many Californians by Aaron Glantz, The Bay Citizen, June 7, 2012.Fannie Mae says it does not have a timeline to participate in a program to help struggling homeowners
- A great video that depicts the foreclosure crisis and the need to have a comprehensive strategy. The reality is that approx 85% of the 6.6MM mortgages that are currently delinquent will not be modified and be subject to some other disposition option: The Great American Foreclosure Song by propublica>, YouTube, April 5, 2012
- by Jacob Gaffney, Housingwire, February, 2011
- Wells Fargo propaganda:
“responsible lending” practices,
“help” for homeowners and
internal documents on their loan modification policies.