WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A new study released by the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC)
calls for more accountability in required foreclosure mediations. These take place in some states before foreclosure sales can take place.
The NCLC says these mediations can help consumers greatly, but they're not working just like the modification programs. The nonprofit group analyzed 25 programs in 14 states, of which Missouri and Kansas are not included.
"Under most of the existing foreclosure mediation programs, servicers have all the discretion and homeowners have little or no power. If the programs continue to demand little or no accountability from servicers, they will likely go the way of federal efforts to control foreclosures that have failed as a reusult of relying on voluntary compliancy by the lending industry," NCLC staff attorney Geoffrey Walsh said.
If you still need help saving your home, you can call 211 for United Way, or reach out to a certified housing counselor. We have included lists of counselors below.Kansas Organizations
- El Centro, Inc. Kansas City, KS 913-677-0100
- Harvest America Kansas City, KS 913-342-2121
- Catholic Charities KCMO 816-221-4377
- Greater Kansas City Housing Information Center KCMO 816-931-0443
- HomeFree—USA KCMO 816-822-7241
- Legal Aid of Kansas City KCMO 816-474-6750
- NHS of Kansas City KCMO 816-822-7703 ext. 215
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