Housing Topic: Foreclosure

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CA News & Special Reports

CA News Logo Consumer Action INSIDER - October 2020 The October 2020 issue of Consumer Action INSIDER highlights our webinar on job loss in the pandemic (part of our COVID-19 Educational Project, sponsored by Wells Fargo, with additional support from AT&T, Bank of America, Capital One, Chase, and Square); our use of the Financial Health Network’s FinHealth Score® Toolkit to gauge consumers' financial health using apps and other digital services to save money, etc.; advice on what to do if you bought a "lemon" (with or without a factory warranty); our recent coalition efforts; the latest CFPB happenings; and new settlements posted in our Class Action Database. (Thursday, October 01, 2020)

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Five Recent Publications

Keeping Your Home - Protect your investment (Spanish)

Keeping Your Home - Protect your investment (Spanish).

Las personas que planifican, hacen un presupuesto y ahorran para tener éxito como dueñas de casa tienen muchas más posibilidades de mantener su hogar e incrementar su patrimonio a medida que el valor de su propiedad aumente con los años. Este folleto explica las responsabilidades financieras de los propietarios de una vivienda y cómo administrar estas responsabilidades, cómo mantener y proteger su hogar, y cómo aumentar y conservar el valor líquido de su vivienda.

Saving Your Home from Foreclosure (2011)

Saving Your Home from Foreclosure (2011).

Foreclosure is the legal process that your mortgage lender uses to take your home when you fall behind on your mortgage payments. If you are faced with foreclosure, you can work to save your home—or at least limit the financial damage caused by foreclosure—if you understand your options and take the appropriate steps.

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Consumer Action Housing Help Foreclosure Prevention Guide.

This free resource guide is designed to help struggling homeowners at all stages in the foreclosure process. It lists a wide variety of government and private programs and websites where homeowners can learn if they are eligible for help in saving their homes.

Successful Homeownership - PowerPoint Training Slides (English)

Successful Homeownership - PowerPoint Training Slides (English).

The Successful Homeownership PowerPoint training file is available for download in the “Download File” section.

Keeping Your Home - Protect your investment (Korean)

Keeping Your Home - Protect your investment (Korean).

People who plan, budget and save for successful homeownership have a much better chance of keeping a roof over their heads and building wealth as property values increase over the years. This brochure covers the financial responsibilities of homeownership and how to manage them, how to maintain and protect your property, and how to build and preserve your home equity.

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Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City Cover ArtEvicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City 

"Evicted" is an eye-opening trip to the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee via the story of eight families on the edge. Arleen is a single mother trying to raise her two sons on the $20 a month she has left after paying for their rundown apartment. Scott…

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