Faith Community Partners with Senator DeSaulnier to Help Homeowners

On Monday, April 16th, faith leaders, community members, and struggling homeowners will gather in one of the blocks hardest hit by foreclosures in Antioch to speak out in support of the Homeowners Due Process Bill, authored by Senators DeSaulnier and Pavley.  The bill, SB 1471 would provide additional due process protections to California homeowners.  These protections would include a requirement that all assignments of interests in real estate be recorded with the County recorder, a requirement that all homeowners going through the foreclosure process be given a single point of contact at their lending institution and make a specified statement of legislative intent regarding appropriate remedies under the bill for violations of the bill’s provisions.

“Struggling homeowners have been getting the run-around for far too long.  We have heard about the many challenges that people face in communicating with one person at the bank that will be held accountable for their loan modification application.  It is time to make sure this happens and SB 1471 will do just that, ” said Ken Kelly, a CCISCO leader and Antioch homeowner.

Thousands of homeowners across Contra Costa have experienced the failure of their banks to provide them with professional and consistent service as they have applied for loan modifications and undergone the foreclosure process.  These homeowners have faced, and continue to face, challenges with their banks around issues of robosigning, multiple points of contact giving inconsistent information and the failure of homeowners to be able to determine which entities claim to have an interest in their property.  Consequently, some homeowner’s have needlessly lost their homes and been subjected to processes by the banks that lack integrity.  The Homeowner’s Due Process Bill will ameliorate some of these problems to create the needed permanent reform that Californians need and deserve.

WHO: California Senator Mark DeSaulnier, faith and community leaders from CCISCO, and ACCE 

WHAT: Press Conference in Support of Homeowners Due Process Bill (SB 1471)

WHEN: Monday, April 16th at 10:00am

WHERE: 2401 Brittany Court, Antioch, CA 94509 (directions)

The Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Organization (CCISCO) is a federation of 25 religious congregations, 7 different denominations, representing 35,000 families in Contra Costa County. CCISCO is an active member of the PICO National Network. 

CCISCO is a member of the New Bottom Line Coalition. The New Bottom Line is a national campaign fueled by a coalition of community organizations, congregations, labor unions, and individuals working together to build a movement that challenges established big bank interests on behalf of struggling and middle-class communities. 

 CCISCO, 202 G St., Suite 1 – Mailing: P. O. Box 883, Antioch, CA 94509, P: (925) 779-9302, F: (925) 779-9303,

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