California Court of Appeal Agrees with NHLP Amicus Brief in Finding Duty of Care in Loan Modification Process

In Alvarez v. BAC Home Loans Servicing, NHLP, Housing and Economic Rights Advocates, and the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization submitted an amicus brief in support of a homeowner who was improperly denied a loan modification by Bank of America. In finding that a loan servicer such as Bank of America must properly handle modification […]

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June PLI Training Now Free Online; MCLE Credit Available

On June 16, 2014 the HBOR conducted a day-long training at Practicing Law Institute in San Francisco. Topics included the basics of HBOR and the new CFPB mortgage servicing rules, litigating loan modification misconduct claims and foreclosure cases, eviction defense after foreclosure, tenants’ rights in foreclosure, and loan modification basics. Faculty included members of the […]

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July Newsletter Includes Piece on TILA Circuit Split

This month features an article from an NHLP volunteer attorney, Clare Lakewood, on the current circuit split over a TILA rescission issue and the impending Supreme Court decision. We also include summaries of recent cases, including Keshtgar, Rufini, and Erlach, all of which have important implications for CA foreclosure law. Lastly, we discuss recent regulatory updates. Announcements—The Collaborative’s […]

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June Newsletter Includes New RESPA Early Intervention Requirements for Borrowers in Default

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Announcements— The HBOR Collaborative is conducting a free training at PLI in San Francisco, June 16. The training will also be webcast. Please see the information at the end of the newsletter for details or sign-up at our website’s training calendar! In this issue—  NCLC article explaining the new RESPA rules on early intervention for delinquent […]

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All Collaborative Practice Guides are Updated!

HBOR Collaborative attorneys have been hard at work updating the three practice guides we keep on our website and make available to consumer and housing advocates. Our Litigating under HBOR practice guide includes new SPOC and Good Faith & Fair Dealing sections and the most up-to-date caselaw on rapidly developing issues like federal preemption, what a “complete” […]

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May Newsletter Includes Part II on RESPA’s New Loss Mitigation Rules, Recent Cases, Regulatory Updates & Sign-up Info for the Collaborative’s June Training

    Announcements—The HBOR Collaborative is conducting a free training at PLI in San Francisco, June 16. The training will also be webcast. Please see the information at the end of the newsletter for details or sign-up at our website’s training calendar! May 2014 Newsletter In this issue—Loss Mit Part II: the follow-up to last […]

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HBOR’s New Case Compendium: All Newsletter Case Summaries Now Searchable in One Document

By popular demand, we have consolidated the case summaries from all our monthly newsletters into a single, searchable PDF. The summaries cover nearly 300 of the most important, foreclosure-related cases out of California’s state and federal courts (and a few non-California cases) in the past year or so. We recommend using the Litigating under HBOR practice guide for […]

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April Newsletter Covers RESPA’s New Loss Mitigation Rules, Recent Cases, and Regulatory Updates

Spring has brought with it a slew of preemption cases. The April edition of the HBOR Collaborative’s foreclosure newsletter covers this recent caselaw development and tracks important regulatory updates. It also includes Part I of NCLC’s piece on the new CFPB loss mitigation rules promulgated under RESPA. Stay tuned for Part II in May!   […]

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March Newsletter Covers RESPA’s New “Requests for Information,” Recent Cases, and Includes In-Depth Analysis of New HUD Interpretations of the FHA-HAMP Program

The HBOR Collaborative’s most recent newsletter includes Part II of NCLC’s article detailing RESPA’s new Qualified Written Request procedures, focusing on Requests for Information. It also summarizes recent cases, including the Mik decision from the Sixth Circuit. Finally, it analyzes HUD’s new “FAQ,” issued to clarify certain aspects of the FHA-HAMP program. Announcements— The HBOR Collaborative is […]

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Register Now for HBOR Webinar on March 25

Register now for the HBOR Collaborative’s free webinar at 10am PDT on March 25: Representing Former Homeowners in the Post-Foreclosure Eviction Process. This free webinar will discuss the eviction process former homeowners face after they lose their homes to foreclosure. It will provide tenant-advocates with the necessary foreclosure background—and homeowner-advocates with the necessary unlawful detainer background—to […]

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