LAWM response to crisis
More on activities of the project
LAWM's Home Ownership Preservation Project provides a full range of
services to the community focusing on four areas:
- individual litigation
- policy advocacy
- community education (for More click HERE)
- collaboration with community
Project attorneys litigate affirmative lawsuits on behalf of
individuals against mortgage lenders, brokers, servicers, and
appraisers. The importance of this work cannot be overstated because,
due to Michigan’s non-judicial foreclosure scheme, there is no court
scrutiny over these matters and the burden is on the homeowner to
affirmatively file a court case. Many homeowners are blind-sided by the
process and at a loss as how to assert their rights or defenses.
Foreclosure rescue scam operators are active throughout the region and
aggressively solicit homeowners who are easily found due to the
advertisement requirements in Michigan’s foreclosure law and our
attorneys also may litigate those cases.
Our attorneys work closely
with the housing counselors in our region to maximize the resources. Click here to find a counsellor.
Additionally, our project is a partner in the statewide legal services Michigan Foreclosure Prevention Project.