Mortgage Foreclosure Crisis

Richard (RJ) Eskow, The Mortgage Crisis Dwarfs Almost Everything, provides excellent graphs and statistics

Ralph Nader on the morgage foreclosure crisis, and fair contracts:

Theresa Amato argues for a “Civil Gideon” for unrepresented homeowners facing foreclosure:

For an overview of the mortgage foreclosure crisis, see this five part series:

See also this who’s who primer:

See these websites:

For an excellent overview of the problems and potential solutions for loan modification programs, see NCLC lawyer Diane Thompson’s Senate Testimony before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, & Urban Affairs: Problems in Mortgage Servicing from Modification to Foreclosure, November 2010 at


See also activist suggestions:

See also legislation introduced to force a moratorium on foreclosures and the production of the mortgage note: