Archive for January, 2014

Stealing Bases: Lenders Using Writs of Assistance To Remove Tenants Post-Foreclosure in Violation of State and Federal Law
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Stealing Bases: Lenders Using Writs of Assistance To Remove Tenants Post-Foreclosure in Violation of State and Federal Law

Another troubling foreclosure practice has come to light in Oregon. Lenders are using common law writs of assistance to avoid the post-foreclosure eviction process and summarily remove tenants in derogation of both state and federal laws. State and Federal Law Protects Tenants From Summary Eviction Post-Foreclosure Writs of assistance are creatures of common law arising […]

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Advocates Request Additional Funding for Oregon Housing Counselors

Oregon’s foreclosure rate remains higher than the national average and our housing recovery continues to limp along. In fact, one group recently gave Oregon’s housing market a “D.” The best tool Oregon has to reduce foreclosures? The revamped foreclosure mediation program, officially known as the Oregon Foreclosure Avoidance Program (OFAP). Since the program launched in August […]

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CFPB Update on Mortgage Servicing Rules: February 10 in Tigard

The Consumer Law Section of the Oregon State Bar is sponsoring a half-day CLE for attorneys, housing counselors, and foreclosure mediators who want to learn about the new federal mortgage servicing rules that went into effect on January 10. According to the CFPB, the rules “establish new, strong protections for struggling homeowners, including those facing […]

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