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1. Empire Justice Center Plays an active role in training advocates across New York on foreclosure prevention

(Web Page; Fri Jun 21 13:53:00 CDT 2013)

On May 30, 2013, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced an extension of the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), which was set to expire on December 31, 2013.The pro...

Description: HAMP has been extended. Read how Empire Justice has been training attorneys and housing counselors in helping homeowners get through the loan modification process, as well as other ways to keep homeowners out of foreclosure.

2. Free Legal Help for Monroe County Homeowners in Foreclosure

(Web Page; Mon Oct 15 10:36:00 CDT 2012)

Did you know that if homeowners are struggling with their mortgage and facing foreclosure, there are professional and FREE services available from local attorneys to help them understand the foreclosure process? The possibility of...

Description: This post describes the settlement conference process and the free legal help that is available to Monroe County homeowners who are at risk of foreclosure.

3. Still working on that sunlight

(Web Page; Thu Oct 25 09:48:00 CDT 2012)

In my last post, I talked about the need for better data to increase transparency and accountability in the mortgage lending market. This week I have a great opportunity to make my case. I am one of several consumer advocates from acr...

Description: We will be talking with the CFPB about data-related issues, all of which are part of Dodd-Frank and are critical to shedding more light on mortgage lending and servicing in this country.

4. Winning with tenacity- Empire Justice helps save another home from foreclosure

(Web Page; Fri Jul 10 11:34:00 CDT 2015)

Dave is the epitome of tenacity. For more than four years he’s been fighting tooth and nail to save his family’s home from foreclosure. A single father of three and a Navy veteran, Dave was unable to work after a back injury...

Description: So proud of David who showed relentless strength in the face of adversity, and of the Empire Justice foreclosure team that refused to give up. Four years later we’re ecstatic to report David and his family are able to keep their home.

5. Bravo to AG Schneiderman

(Web Page; Fri Oct 26 10:23:00 CDT 2012)

There has been much discussion about the lawsuit recently filed by New York’s Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, against JP Morgan for fraudulent activities committed by Bear Stearns before JP Morgan acquired it in March 2008. F...

Description: Attorney General Schneiderman is coming under fire for his lawsuit against JP Morgan. Empire Justice advocates argue that it’s a matter of justice that banking institutions that purchased failed predatory lending businesses be held accountable – particularly since the potential for litigation was factored into the lowered purchase, or “fire sale” price.

6. New York State Legislature Extends Settlement Conferences for Five Years

(Web Page; Tue Jun 17 14:31:00 CDT 2014)

The New York State Legislature last week passed crucial legislation that serves to assist homeowners facing foreclosure. One piece of the legislation is that mandatory foreclosure settlement conferences, set to expire in early 2015, hav...

Description: The New York State Legislature last week passed crucial legislation that serves to assist homeowners facing foreclosure.

7. When it Comes to Foreclosures, the FHFA Should Lay Blame Where it Belongs - On Mortgage Servicers, Not State Consumer Protection Laws

(Web Page; Mon Dec 03 06:57:00 CST 2012)

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s overseer, wrongly, and egregiously is attacking state consumer protection laws. The Agency published a proposal [http://www.fhfa.gov/webfiles/24525/NoticeSt...

Description: Advocates comment on The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s overseer, wrongly, and egregiously is attacking state consumer protection laws.

8. Principal Reductions in Mortgage Workouts are Essential to Reducing the Discriminatory Impact of Foreclosures

(Web Page; Fri May 02 10:12:00 CDT 2014)

“Preserving an affordable home, in a stable neighborhood, for all Americans”—this phrase summarizes three key aspects of housing opportunity and the realization of the American dream. The foreclosure crisis and the res...

Description: “Preserving an affordable home, in a stable neighborhood, for all Americans”—this phrase summarizes three key aspects of housing opportunity and the realization of the American dream. The foreclosure crisis and the resulting recession, however, have undercut every aspect of this vision.