August 13, 2012

Three years later, it’s time to follow through

It was three years ago on a steamy August afternoon when HUD, the Justice Department and Westchester County, New York came together to celebrate  a landmark civil rights agreement.  At the time, Secretary Donovan said, “The agreement we announce today demonstrates Westchester County’s commitment to make sure its neighborhoods are open to everyone, regardless of […]

August 10, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

“U.S. Bank sets aside $130 million for potential mortgage servicing settlement,” Housing Wire. USA Today publishes Mortgage Rates Top 3.5% for a Second Week Bloomberg Businessweek writes Tenn. Creates Mortgage Hotline to Help Homeowners. The York Dispatch prints ‘Robo-Signing’ Funds Let Mortgage Help Program Reopen. The Columbian runs State Housing Market Still Improving. “City moves […]


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 […]