HAMP Foreclosure Program Called “A Colossal Failure”

Republican Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio has introduced legislation to end the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), calling it a “colossal failure.” The HAMP program was the showcase of the Obama administration’s plan to stop foreclosures by modifying mortgages to a payment level that was affordable for distressed homeowners. It was originally estimated that HAMP […]

Oversight Panel Blasts Treasury For Loan Modification Failure

December 15, 2010 – The Congressional Oversight Panel (COP) was created by Congress during the height of the financial crisis to oversee the handling of $700 billion given to the US Treasury to stabilize the U.S. economy.   Part of COP’s responsibility is to issue regular reports on the Treasury’s actions and to guarantee that Treasury’s […]

Government’s Effort To Stop Soaring Mortgage Defaults A Failure

Mortgage Delinquencies and Foreclosures Continue To Soar The record high rate of mortgage delinquencies and foreclosures remains the banking industry’s biggest obstacle towards financial recovery.  The horrific statistics for the first quarter on mortgage defaults provides little reason to believe that the housing crisis will end anytime soon. The delinquency rate for all mortgages on […]