13th Oct 2014
The Continued Foreclosure Crisis
Since 2008, millions of people have gone through a foreclosure process or been put in risk
of losing their homes. Despite reduced media attention, predatory lending practices are still prevalent and continue to place many low-income communities of color in particular at risk of losing their homes. In order to respond to the recent wave of foreclosures in the API Community, API Legal Outreach provided free direct legal services to homeowners and tenants at risk of losing their homes or being evicted from a foreclosed property.
Raheel Hayat, who heads our Housing Foreclosure Program, conducts monthly clinics in Oakland, Modesto, and Stockton to assist distressed homeowners and tenets. Services include loss mitigation options such as assisting people with loan modifications, getting their Notice of Default rescinded, preventing foreclosure sales by filing for temporary injunctions, and defending homeowners and tenants in unlawful detainer proceedings. API Legal Outreach works closely with the California Attorney General’s Office to report any widespread scams in the API community related to real estate issues. The program also provides financial literacy training and workshops all over Alameda, Contra Costa, San Joaquin, and Stanislaus Counties.
Our services in the Central Valley have been featured on the Sunday Record/ recordnet.com:
Free legal clinics offer housing advice
By The Record
STOCKTON – Residents in San Joaquin County facing foreclosure or eviction got a helping hand Friday from Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach, an Oakland-based social justice organization service the Asian and Pacific Islander communities. Read full article at the Record here >>>