November 28, 2012

Telling the Recovery Story with Crayons and Construction Paper

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A month after Hurricane Sandy hit the Northeast, hundreds of families continue their daily struggle to put their lives back together. Many of their homes destroyed, these families face living in temporary dwellings like area hotels and relatives’ homes. Their children are staying far away from their schools and some families are facing a decision […]

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November 19, 2012

Settlement Success Story: Maria Marinakis

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The nation’s largest mortgage servicers have distributed $26.1 billion in direct relief to nearly 310,000 homeowners, or roughly $84,385 per homeowner as part of the National Mortgage Settlement, according to a progress report released today by independent settlement monitor Joseph A. Smith of the Office of Mortgage Settlement Oversight. See our press release today and […]

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October 31, 2012

Rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy

As images of the aftermath of Sandy come in and surveys of the damages are being assessed, it is without a doubt that millions of people on the East Coast have been left to pick up the pieces of their homes.  Some families will have to endure repairs that will cost thousands while others will […]

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July 18, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

The Wall Street Journal prints FHA Expands Bulk Home Loan Sale Program. “Housing starts in June highest in four years,” USA Today. CNN Money reports More Signs of a Housing Rebound. Reuters gives advice on “designing your own mortgage.” The Sacramento Bee publishes VA Expands Grants to Tackle Veteran Homelessness. And, Honolulu Civil Beat writes […]

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April 20, 2012

Holding the Mortgage Industry Accountable

We’ve heard the stories – financial institutions or their employees violate the public trust and engage in practices that both harm the mortgage markets and consumers who depend on them for their homes.  These stories inflame our sense of right and wrong and they leave us wondering, who’s holding the mortgage industry to account?  Well, […]

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