Brennan Center for Justice: Foreclosures: A Crisis in Legal Representation

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on October 5, 2009

Foreclosures: A Crisis in Legal Representation, By Melanca Clark with Maggie Barron – 10/05/09

  • “The nation’s massive foreclosure crisis is also, at its heart, a legal crisis. Many homeowners are losing their homes because they lack the ability to navigate the landscape of our lending laws. The Legal Services Corporation (“LSC”), the major federal source of funding for civil representation for the poor, reports that nonprofit legal services programs across the nation are “besieged with requests for foreclosure assistance.” Too few people are ever able to obtain qualified legal guidance.”
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