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Civil Rights Groups Push for Relief as Foreclosure Crisis Intensifies

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Civil rights groups are pushing government at all levels to do more to alleviate the suffering of struggling homeowners as new data indicates that the foreclosure crisis that began in 2006 and played a central role in the economic collapse of 2008 is continuing unabated, and even intensifying. RealtyTrac, a company that monitors home foreclosures, … Read More

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Special Inspector General Says Foreclosure Relief Program Needs to Be Strengthened

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A government official appointed to review the federal government’s foreclosure relief program says that the program is failing, but could work better if the Treasury Department re-evaluates, sets clear and realistic goals, and holds loan servicers accountable for frequent errors and misconduct. “It is TARP’s failure to realize its most specific Main Street goal, preserving … Read More

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Civil Rights Groups Call for Moratorium on Home Foreclosures

Thursday, October 7, 2010

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the National Fair Housing Alliance, National Council of La Raza, the NAACP, and the Center for Responsible Lending are calling for an immediate national moratorium on foreclosures.“Until lenders demonstrate that they are adhering to all existing laws, regulations, and contractual guidelines related to loss mitigation and foreclosure … Read More

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Report Warns Foreclosure Crisis Threatens Voting Rights

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Last week, the Fair Elections Legal Network released a report detailing how the voting rights of many people with foreclosed homes may be in danger this election cycle unless Secretaries of State in each state take action.  Foreclosure status affects voter registration because voters who need to change residences may have difficulty establishing their new … Read More

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“Free Land” Tells Personal Story of Cherokee History, Homelessness

Monday, August 2, 2010

In her documentary film, Free Land, Minda Martin explores the impact her Cherokee ancestors have had on her family’s nomadic life. The film primarily focuses on her grandmother, Cordelia Taylor, who moved at least 43 times with her husband after the government-mandated Cherokee removal in 1830. Taylor was miserable when she first moved. The land … Read More

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