Tag: eviction

Stealing Bases: Lenders Using Writs of Assistance To Remove Tenants Post-Foreclosure in Violation of State and Federal Law
By January 31, 2014 4 Comments Read More →

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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By January 25, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Group Demanding Foreclosure Moratorium Stages Sit-in at Sheriff’s Office (Updated)

We Are Oregon, a self-styled foreclosure resistance group, is staging a sit-in protest tonight at the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office. According to the group’s website, eleven members are “conducting an act of civil disobedience today risking arrest to demand an end to evictions.” The protesters are refusing to leave “until the community demands are met,” […]

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By December 10, 2012 3 Comments Read More →

OPB Discusses the Foreclosure Resistance Movement

Oregon Public Broadcasting published an article today about the attempts by foreclosed homeowners to resist eviction. OPB interviewed the Austins, a couple who were foreclosed after defaulting on a mortgage loan. The Austins did not fight the foreclosure, but they and a group of dedicated volunteers with We Are Oregon are fighting the sheriff’s attempts […]

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By December 4, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Happy Holidays! Fannie and Freddie Temporarily Suspending Post-Foreclosure Evictions

This week Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced that they are suspending evictions for foreclosed properties with 1-4 units during the holidays. The suspension will run from December 19 through January 2 for Fannie and from December 17 through January 2 for Freddie. Pending legal proceedings will not be suspended during that time, but the […]

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By November 17, 2012 4 Comments Read More →

“Foreclosure Fighters” Stage Protest at Portland City Hall

Local news outlets are reporting that at least 50 protestors calling themselves “foreclosure fighters” gathered in front of Portland City Hall today to protest the forcible eviction of Patricia Williams and Darren Johnson. Protesters also staged a sit-in at the former home of Williams and Johnson. Williams and Johnson allege that they requested a loan […]

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By November 15, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Oregon Launches Statewide Foreclosure Hotline and Legal Assistance Program

Oregon Housing and Community Services today announced the official launch of a new program to provide legal assistance to low income Oregon homeowners facing foreclosure and tenants facing eviction after a foreclosure. Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO) will directly assist income-eligible homeowners. Those who do not meet the income guidelines may be referred to […]

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US Bank v Wright: Bank Must Prove Title in Ejectment Action Following the Foreclosure Sale That Never Happened
By October 28, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

US Bank v Wright: Bank Must Prove Title in Ejectment Action Following the Foreclosure Sale That Never Happened

In late 2009, Prineville resident John Wright received notice that he was in default on his mortgage loan and his home would be sold on the courthouse steps on April 26, 2010. Wright applied for a loan modification, but his request was denied two weeks before the sale for the curious reason that he was current […]

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