WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 22, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Attorney General George Jepsen today called the $25 billion mortgage foreclosure settlement with the nation’s five largest mortgage loan servicing companies a “tremendous success” for providing mortgage relief benefits of approximately $450 million to nearly 6,300 Connecticut borrowers
WASHINGTON, DC – June 27, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) reintroduced the Regulation of Mortgage Servicing Act today, a bill that will establish clear, national standards for mortgage lenders and help struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure
Eligible Connecticut Borrowers Who Lost Homes to Foreclosure To Receive Nearly $7 Million from National Settlement
WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 5, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Attorney General George Jepsen said today that as a result of the national mortgage foreclosure servicing settlement, nearly $7 million is being distributed in Connecticut to approximately 5,000 Connecticut borrowers who lost their homes to foreclosure.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 21, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Attorney General George Jepsen said Connecticut’s distressed homeowners continue to benefit from first-lien principal reductions and other mortgage relief programs resulting from the $25 billion national mortgage foreclosure settlement announced last year
Conn. – April 3, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Casa, Dom, La Maison, Home…Connecticut’s Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program (EMAP) may be the key to help you keep it. Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) is accepting applications for the Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program (EMAP) available for city and area homeowners who are or facing foreclosure or having trouble making their mortgage payments due to a temporary financial hardship.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 21, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Attorney General George Jepsen said Connecticut’s distressed homeowners are on track to receive significantly more mortgage relief from the $25 billion national mortgage foreclosure settlement than anticipated when the settlement was announced last year.
March 8, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — Amidst national reports of shoddy paperwork processing that led to suspended foreclosure proceedings at many major lenders, state Senator Anthony Musto (D-Trumbull) is pushing legislation that would require banks to perfect their legal right to property before they can file a foreclosure action.
December 6, 2010 – (RealEstateRama) — A $1.3 million grant for the state’s Mortgage Crisis Job Training Program is expected to gain approval when the State Bond Commission meets later this week, news that state Senator Bob Duff (D-Norwalk), Senate chair of the General Assembly’s Banks Committee, welcomed today.
October 13, 2010 – (RealEstateRama) — Attorney General Richard Blumenthal announced today that his office will help lead a multistate investigation into allegedly defective legal documents filed by banks in thousands of foreclosures nationwide.
October 1, 2010 – (RealEstateRama) — Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today asked the state Judicial Department to freeze all home foreclosures for 60 days because of defective document filings and institute measures to assure the integrity of future filings.
September 28, 2010 – (RealEstateRama) — Beginning this Thursday, homeowners facing foreclosure or short sale of their property will no longer be subject to the state’s real estate conveyance tax, state Senator Bob Duff (D-Norwalk), Senate chair of the General Assembly’s Banks Committee said today
Attorney General Investigating Defective GMAC/Ally Foreclosure Docs, Demands Halt To Its CT Foreclosures
Hartford, CT – September 27, 2010 – (RealEstateRama) — Attorney Richard Blumenthal announced today his office is investigating defective foreclosure documents filed by GMAC/Ally Finance, Inc. in Connecticut and demanding the company freeze all foreclosures in the state.
Obama Administration Awards Additional $9.3 Million to Stabilize Connecticut Neighborhoods Hard-Hit by Foreclosure
WASHINGTON, DC – September 10, 2010 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded an additional $9,322,756 million in funding to Connecticut communities struggling to reverse the effects of the foreclosure crisis. The grants announced today represent a third round of funding through HUD’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) and will provide targeted emergency assistance to help local communities in Connecticut acquire, redevelop or demolish foreclosed properties. (See below for a complete list of Connecticut funding)
Bridgeport, CT – August 26, 2010 – (RealEstateRama) — Nearly one in 12 homeowners in Connecticut in foreclosure or more than 90 days late on their mortgage payments, according to a recent report issued by the foreclosure-tracking firm RealtyTrac. Connecticut currently has the 20th highest foreclosure rate in the country, and the city of Bridgeport has the highest rate of any city in the state, with 98 new foreclosure actions initiated in July alone
New Haven, CT – July 22, 2010 – (RealEstateRama) — Senate Majority Leader Martin Looney (D-New Haven) and Senator Toni Harp (D-New Haven) joined New Haven Mayor John DeStefano; State Rep. Juan Candelaria; representatives from the ROOF (Real Options Overcoming Foreclosure) Project, and the Connecticut Fair Housing Center, and residents who have faced foreclosure for a news conference in New Haven today to announce that the state’s landmark foreclosure mediation program is being extended for another two years.