About the National Housing Law Project Foreclosure Prevention Initiative

In January 2016, the National Housing Law Project (NHLP) was awarded funding by the State Bar of California from a U.S. Department of Justice settlement with Citibank and Bank of America. This funding allows NHLP to provide free foreclosure prevention support services to California legal services and consumer attorneys. The grant also allows NHLP to continue implementation of the state’s Homeowner Bill of Rights (HBOR) engage in policy advocacy, and offer technical assistance and resources to assist with foreclosure prevention efforts.

About The California HBOR Collaborative (2013-15)

The HBOR Collaborative was a partnership of four housing advocacy organizations, led by the National Housing Law Project (NHLP) and funded by the Office of the California Attorney General under the National Mortgage Settlement. The goal of the Collaborative was to ensure that California’s homeowners and tenants receive the intended benefits of rights newly secured for them under HBOR by providing their legal representation with a broad array of support services and practice resources.

From 2013 to 2015, NHLP and its partners, Western Center on Law & PovertyNational Consumer Law Center, and Tenants Together, offered free training, technical assistance, litigation support, and legal resources to California’s consumer attorneys and the judiciary on all aspects of the new California Homeowner Bill of Rights, including its new tenant protections.

After working with the Collaborative, NHLP obtained new funding to continue the work started by the HBOR Collaborative.