Calif. Gov. Signs Law to Circumvent Mortgage Settlement Fund Usage

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Calif. Gov. Signs Law to Circumvent Mortgage Settlement Fund Usage

Calif. Gov. Signs Law to Circumvent Mortgage Settlement Fund Usage

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California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill authored by the Democrat-controlled legislature that voids a court order mandating the repayment of $331 million to a special fundcreated to help victims of foreclosure abuse during the mortgage crisis.
The Associated Press reports that California received $410 million in the 2012 mortgage settlement between the states and the nation’s major mortgage companies. However, the state legislature passed a law to divert that money into paying off the deficits of agencies responsible for state housing bonds and consumer programs. Three non-profits sued California in 2014, and a state appeals court in Sacramento ruled in July that the money should be spent on programs directly assisting foreclosed homeowners.
The new law includes a statement that the Department of Finance followed legislative guidelines in the allocation of the settlement funds, adding that legislators were “aware of, and approved, the allocations and expenditures in question.” Faith Bautista, President of the National Asian American Coalition, one of the non-profits that sued the state, denounced the new law.
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One Response to “Calif. Gov. Signs Law to Circumvent Mortgage Settlement Fund Usage”

  1. Charles Reed says:

    But Trump and the GOP are the heartless Party! Brown and Hillary’s California talking all that Democratic Party is for the people but as always under Obama they stole the Troops properties by not having the banks underwrite the request for Obama’s VA HAMP and illegally foreclosed on all 20,000 Dept of VA borrowers during 2010!

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