Community Rally Hits One Consistent Message: Get Rid of Ed Demarco Fred and Sophia Patterson have a mortgage that was bought from Bank of America by Freddie Mac. When Mr. Patterson had his identity stolen, he lost everything, and asked for some assistance. The Pattersons accepted a temporary loan modification and continued to payContinue reading “The Housing Crisis in Pueblo, Colorado”
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Introducing Chain of Title in Colorado and other Protections for Homeowners.
A term that apparently means nothing to the banks of Colorado and the Alliance affiliate, Colorado Progressive Coalition is set to make the banks understand just what that phrase means. But for homeowners: it means a lot more. A chain of title is the sequence of historical transfers of title to a property. The “chain”Continue reading “Introducing Chain of Title in Colorado and other Protections for Homeowners.”
One Solid Act for Homeowners: Can Obama do it in the First 100 Days?
It’s been five and half years since the largest economic collapse in 4 generations, and fiscal policy is still being executed in a way to favor the banks and not regular folks. We’ve subsequently seen a “jobless” recovery from our recession and are now seeing a “houseless” rebound of home market. ButContinue reading “One Solid Act for Homeowners: Can Obama do it in the First 100 Days?”
ICAN Members Stop Home Foreclosure Auction in Lewiston
On August 2, members of Alliance affiliate Idaho Community Action Network successfully disrupted the foreclosure auction of ICAN member Ashlee Wemhoff’s home in Lewiston, Idaho. Ashlee’s home was put into foreclosure after her husband had an accident and was unable to work.
Fixing the Foundation in Colorado
Foreclosures are devastating the housing market in Colorado. Standing alone, the foreclosure crisis is troubling enough. Making matters worse is the alarming number of home repossessions performed on the basis of fraud or dubious paperwork.
Foreclosure Trustees — Friend of the Big Banks in Statehouses?
In the foreclosure saga that continues to rip communities apart, there are two obvious players: banks and homeowners. But the situation is a little more complicated than just banks versus families trying to hang onto their homes.
Affiliate Highlight: The Montana Organizing Project
Alliance for a Just Society affiliate The Montana Organizing Project (MOP) is a collaboration of diverse community, civic, labor, faith groups, and community members. Located in Missoula and Billings, MOP works on economic, racial and social justice issues, with the mission of promoting the dignity and empowerment of people with low and middle incomes whoContinue reading “Affiliate Highlight: The Montana Organizing Project”
Justice for Washington Homeowner
Dixie Mitchell is a 71-year-old cancer survivor. She and her husband have cared for over fifty foster children over the years in their Seattle home which, until this weekend, was scheduled to be auctioned off on October 28th. After a campaign by The New Bottom Line and Washington CAN!, Dixie now gets to keep herContinue reading “Justice for Washington Homeowner”
Small Business Owners Bring Main Street Voices to Washington, DC
On October 20, an all-star team of small business leaders from across the Main Street Alliance network made the trek to Washington, DC to represent the voice of Main Street small businesses in the nation’s capital. Business owners came from Montana, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, and Washington to participate in meetings on Capitol Hill.Continue reading “Small Business Owners Bring Main Street Voices to Washington, DC”