Posts tagged NACA
Online Resources for Foreclosure Defense
If you are looking to fall down the rabbit hole of foreclosure defense, here are some places to add to your bookmark bar:

HAMP Enforcement Google Group--Sarah Parady and Rebekah Cook-Mack serve up a hot mess of strategies to help homeowners qualify for Home Affordable Modification Program loans and to use HAMP as a sword and a shield in court.
NACA Foreclosure Listserv--the National Association of Consumer Advocates' active and expert-laden listserv. Ask a question, get a quick answer or fifty. Gotta be a NACA member to participate in the listserv.

NCLC Studies--the National Consumer Law Center does great reports. Witness: Why Servicers Foreclose When They Should Modify, And Other Mysteries of Servicer Behavior. The full list of special reports should keep you busy for a while!
Max Gardner--a bankruptcy ninja in North Carolina, Max's blog has a good mix of general housing/foreclosure news and highly-specific litigation aids like this one.
Credit Slips--a high-level and useful blog from law professors and practitioners about credit and finance.
Calculated Risk--a blog about housing and the economy. Beautiful graphs.

I'm one of those guys that thinks that the answers to everything are in a book somewhere, so when I started at Legal Aid Society I read Financial Shock: A 360 Degree Look at the Subprime Mortgage Implosion, and How to Avoid the Next Crisis by Mark Zandi, an economist at Moody's. It helped me get a quick lay of the land and understand the relationships between all the mortgage players: the Federal Reserve, originators, brokers, servicers, securitized trusts, Wall Street, and homeowners.

Financial Shock: A 360º Look at the Subprime Mortgage Implosion, and How to Avoid the Next Financial Crisi