March 7, 2013

HUD Marks National Consumer Protection Week

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Looking for a housing counselor or want to learn more about your fair housing rights?  The answer may be on your smart phone or tablet!  Recently, HUD launched two new mobile apps designed to help consumers learn about and enforce their housing rights and how to get the help they need from hundreds of HUD-approved […]

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August 10, 2012

Holding the Banks’ Feet to the Fire

A recent article by the Huffington Post’s Peter Goodman showed how one homeowner from the Bronx has continued to struggle to save her home because of the outrageous treatment she’s received at the hands of the bank that services her loan.  Reporting with painstaking detail the obstacles Bank of America has thrown up as Katie […]

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August 2, 2012

Breaking Down the Mortgage Servicing Settlement: How it Helps You

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By now, I’m certain that you’ve heard about the historic $25 billion National Mortgage Servicing Settlement.  Along with 49 state attorney generals, the Federal government reached an agreement with the Nation’s five largest loan servicers to hold the banks accountable for their actions and to provide relief to distressed homeowners.  It is our goal to […]

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March 8, 2012

HUD Announces Anti-Scam Campaign During National Consumer Protection Week

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Did you know that bogus mortgage modification schemes made the Better Business Bureau’s list of “Top 10 Scams of 2011?”  To mark National Consumer Protection Week, HUD is launching the second phase of “Know it. Avoid it. Report It.”, an anti-scam prevention campaign designed to educate consumers on loan modification and foreclosure scams. Con artists […]

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March 2, 2012

Honoring Our Champions of Change

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Yesterday, in Los Angeles, the White House, HUD and Neighborworks honored eleven housing counselors and HUD-approved organizations for their tireless efforts in their communities.  Since the beginning of the housing crisis, housing counselors have been on the front lines battling against foreclosure and educating their communities on their housing rights. One of the Champions recognized […]

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