Members of Congress Urge AG’s to Consider AFR’s Concerns in Foreclosure Settlement Talks




Members of Congress Urge Justice Department and State Attorneys General to Protect Victims of Improper Foreclosures

Members request assistance in shielding American consumers from mortgage servicers engaged in fraud around foreclosure crisis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Ilan Kayatsky (Nadler), 212-367-7350

Amy Peake (G. Miller), 202-225-2095

Paul Kincaid (Cummings), 202-225-4741

LuAnn Canipe (B. Miller), 202-225-3032

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressmen Jerrold Nadler, George Miller, Elijah Cummings, and Brad Miller, along with 29 other House colleagues, urged Attorney General Eric Holder and Iowa State Attorney General Tom Miller to do more to protect victims of improper foreclosures.  The Members urged the Attorneys General to consider concerns raised by a broad coalition of consumer, labor, civil rights, and other organizations about the ongoing settlement talks between state attorneys general and mortgage servicers involved in improper and unlawful activities connected to the foreclosure crisis.

“In the communities we represent, and in others across the country, the flagrant disregard for the law and predatory practices by lenders and servicers, have imposed substantial hardships on both homeowners and their neighbors,” wrote the Members of Congress.  “We hope that, as these talks proceed, you will work to protect the rights of those harmed by these practices, provide meaningful immediate relief to homeowners, hold lenders and servicers accountable for any unlawful practices that they engaged in, and ensure that, in the future, the practices that brought about this crisis will not reoccur.”

Read their letter to Attorney General Eric Holder here.

Read their letter to Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller here.

Read our letter cited in the press release above, here.