Bankruptcy is one of the most effective tools for preventing foreclosure. From the automatic stay to the ability to cure mortgage arrears, bankruptcy can help save homes. But the power of bankruptcy goes beyond these two critical provisions. Any advocate working to preserve homeownership needs to know what bankruptcy can and cannot do for clients in financial distress. We will highlight the various ways in which bankruptcy can help clients keep their homes.
Presenters: Sarah Bolling Mancini and Tara Twomey, National Consumer Law Center
San Francisco-based housing advocacy center, the National Housing Law Project (NHLP), and its project partners, Western Center on Law & Poverty, the National Consumer Law Center, and Tenants Together (the HBOR Collaborative) provide free assistance to California consumer attorneys on the states new Homeowner Bill of Rights (HBOR) and other state and federal foreclosure-related laws. The HBOR Collaboratives free services include education, advocacy, technical assistance, litigation support, a listserv for attorneys, and extensive web-based attorney resources.
The HBOR Collaborative also provides internet webinars and live trainings in areas throughout California. Past webinar materials are archived on our website. To learn more about California HBOR, access HBOR resource materials, and to register for this and any future trainings, consumer attorneys should go to http://calhbor.org/.
Consumer attorneys can also contact HBOR collaborative staff for individual assistance with questions and cases via our webpage: http://calhbor.org/.
The HBOR Collaborative and its services, including this free training for attorneys, are funded by a grant from the Office of the Attorney General of California from the National Mortgage Settlement to assist CA consumers.