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Rachel Kendall and Supporters to Protest with Occupy Sacramento at Wells Fargo Event

February 8, 2012 12 comments

Rachel Kendall and her supporters will be joined by Occupy Sacramento to protest at the Wells Fargo Home Preservation Event in Sacramento on February 9, 2012. For anyone who is interested in joining them, the address is:

Sacramento Convention Center

1400 J Street

Sacramento, CA 95814

Perhaps the protestors will encourage Wells Fargo to preserve home ownership instead of using unfair and deceptive practices that lead to foreclosure.

If you can’t be at the event, please sign our petition telling Wells Fargo you stand with Rachel Kendall.

Rachel Kendall and Supporters will be Protesting at Wells Fargo Event

February 6, 2012 4 comments

Rachel Kendall and supporters will be protesting at the Wells Fargo Home Preservation Event in Sacramento, California on February 8, 2012. They will be protesting Rachel’s wrongful foreclosure and Wells Fargo’s unfair and deceptive practices towards other homeowners.

The address is:

Sacramento Convention Center

1400 J Street Sacramento, CA 95814

Feb 8th – 9am – 7pm

You can read more about Rachel Kendall here on our blog. Please support her fight to have her wrongful foreclosure rescinded by stopping by the event and/or signing our petition at Change.org.

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Working Poor: Almost Half Of U.S. Households Live One Crisis From The Bread Line

February 4, 2012 2 comments

 

What does it mean to be poor?

If it means living at or below the poverty line, then 15 percent of Americans — some 46 million people — qualify. But if it means living with a decent income and hardly any savings — so that one piece of bad luck, one major financial blow, could land you in serious, lasting trouble — then it’s a much larger number. In fact, it’s almost half the country.

“The resources that people have — they are using up those resources,” said Jennifer Brooks, director of state and local policy at the Corporation for Enterprise Development, a Washington, D.C., advocacy group. “They’re living off their savings. They’re at the end of their rope.”

The group issued a report today examining so-called liquid asset poverty households — the people who aren’t living below the poverty line, but don’t have enough money saved to weather a significant emergency.

According to the report, 43 percent of households in America — some 127.5 million people — are liquid-asset poor. If one of these households experiences a sudden loss of income, caused, for example, by a layoff or a medical emergency, it will fall below the poverty line within three months. People in these households simply don’t have enough cash to make it for very long in a crisis.

The findings underscore the struggles of many Americans during what has often seemed like an economic recovery in name only. While the Great Recession officially ended more than two years ago, unemployment remains high and wages have barely budged for most workers. For more people, whether they draw a paycheck or not, a life free of deprivation and financial anxiety seems perpetually out of reach.

That’s not to say that everyone who is liquid-asset poor spends all their time fretting. On the contrary, because many have regular paychecks coming in, they may not grasp the precariousness of their situation.

Working Poor: Almost Half Of U.S. Households Live One Crisis From The Bread Line.

 

Editorial: Making banks dot the “i” in every foreclosure – The Denver Post

February 4, 2012 Leave a comment

The bill would require those county judges who are reviewing foreclosure cases to first ascertain that the bank attempting to gain title to the property has the right to do so. Only then can the home be ordered to be sold at public auction.

These are appropriate safeguards that should not be overly burdensome to lenders.

A foreclosure can be a traumatic event for homeowners who are struggling to find work and put food on the table.

It’s not too much to ask lenders to dot every “i” and cross every “t” before turning them out.


Bruce Judson: Seven Questions Begging to Be Answered Before a Foreclosure Settlement Is Reached

February 3, 2012 Leave a comment

Treasury Department expanding efforts to help more homeowners and strengthen hard-hit communities

January 29, 2012 1 comment

Foreclosure Crisis: The Twisted World Of Mortgage Lender Error

January 28, 2012 1 comment

Wondering why the bank keeps giving you the run around and won’t modify your mortgage? Read this very informative Huffington Post article.  Please pass it on to anyone who thinks it’s the homeowner’s fault!

 

Foreclosure Crisis: The Twisted World Of Mortgage Lender Error.