Homeownership

Press Releases

Testimony and Comments


 

Press Releases

  • White House Speech Reaffirms Housing Importance for Consumers, Government's Role in Protecting Middle Class Renters and Homeowners, 08/06/2013. (PDF)
  • U.S. Treasury Report on Loan Modifications Shows Much Work Remains, 08/04/09. (PDF)
  • Obama Mortgage Relief Plan Offers Large Scale Approach That Could Help Millions of Homeowners, 02/18/09. (PDF)
  • Statement of Allen Fishbein, CFA Director of Housing, on the Enactment of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, H.R. 3221, 07/30/08. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups: Fix Bankruptcy Laws So Hundreds of Thousands of Americans Can Avoid Home Foreclosures in Subprime Mortgage Crisis, 04/12/07. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Press States to Take Action on Unfair Insurance Rating Practices by Insurers and Third Party Organizations, 04/04/06. (PDF)
  • Statement of J. Robert Hunter, Director of Insurance Regarding Legislation to Retroactively Provide Flood Insurance to Properties Damaged By Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, 09/27/05. (PDF)
  • Consumer Organizations Call on Insurance Commissioners to Protect Homeowners Devastated by Hurricane Katrina, 09/22/05. (PDF)
  • What Consumers Should Do to Get Fair Claims Payment in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina, 08/30/05. (PDF)
  • Banking Regulators’ Proposed Rule Change Will Reduce Consumer Access to Mainstream Financial Services In Urban and Rural Communities, 09/09/04. (Read More)
  • What Consumers Should Do to Get Fair Claims Payment in the Wake of Hurricane Charley, 08/18/04. (PDF)
  • What Consumers Should Do To Get Fair Claims Payment In The Wake Of Hurricane Isabel, 09/18/03. (Read More)
  • Home Insurance Rates Rise Sharply, 04/23/03. (PDF)

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Testimony and Comments

  • "Restoring the Dream," by Barry Zigas, The American Prospect, 05/17/11. (Link)
  • Testimony of Barry Zigas before the Interagency Public Hearing on CRA Regulation, 07/19/10. (PDF)
    • Related:  Consumers Warned Not to Opt In as Banks Market Expensive Debit Card Overdraft Fees, 06/29/10. (PDF)
  • Consumer Group Letter to White House Re: Effective Loan Modifications, 1/13/10. (PDF)
  • AFR and Other Groups Support HAMP Amendment to H.R. 4173, 12/9/09. (PDF)
  • Group Follow-up Letter on HAMP to Chief Caldwell, 11/30/09. (PDF)
  • Group Follow-up Letter on HAMP to Assistant Secretary Allison, 11/30/09. (PDF)
  • CFA Joins Center for American Progress Action Fund and Center for Responsible Lending in Statement on Mortgage Modifications, 01/26/09. (PDF)
  • House Sign-ON Letter to Include Judicial Modification of Mortgages in Economic Recovery Plan, 12/10/08. (PDF)
  • CFA, Community, Labor, and Civil Rights Groups Tell Congress: Homeowners Need Protection from Tax Consequences of Loan Modification, 05/30/08. (PDF)
  • Consumer Federation and Coalition Express Strong Support for Foreclosure Prevention and Sound Mortgage Servicing Act of 2008, 03/31/08. (PDF)
  • CFA Joins Broad Coalition to Support S.2636, Foreclosure Prevention Act and Title IV to Allow Modification of Mortgages in Bankruptcy, 02/25/08. (PDF)
  • Testimony of CFA’s J. Robert Hunter before the Select Committee on Property Insurance Accountability of the Florida Senate, 01/22/08. (PDF)
  • CFA and Broad Coalition Express Strong Support for S. 2452, the ‘Home Ownership Preservation and Protection Act,’ 01/22/08. (PDF)
  • Broad Coalition of Consumer, Civil Rights, Labor, Housing, Lending and Community Organizations Writes in Support of H.R. 3609 – the Emergency Home Ownership and Mortgage Equity Protection Act of 2007 to the House Judiciary Committee, 12/11/07. (PDF)
  • Statement of CFA’s Allen Fishbein on The New Joint Economic Committee Report on The Subprime Lending Crisis, 10/25/07. (PDF)
  • Testimony of CFA’s Travis Plunkett before the House Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity on Catastrophe Insurance: Is America’s Housing Market Prepared for the next Natural Catastrophe?, 06/28/06. (PDF)
  • Testimony of CFA’s J. Robert Hunter before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity on Title Insurance Cost and Competition, 04/26/06. (PDF)
  • Consumer Group Letter to Secretary of HUD on RESPA, 04/11/06. (PDF)
  • Consumer Group Letter to State Regulators on Unfair Insurance Rating Practices by Insurers, Third Party Organizations, 03/27/06. (PDF)
  • CFA, CU call on Insurance Commissioners of Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi to Act to Protect Insurance Consumers in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina, 09/22/05. (PDF)
  • OTS Proposal Would Weaken CRA, 01/24/05. (PDF)

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