Foreclosure Prevention and Preservation of Equity

Through community outreach, education, and legal assistance, the Foreclosure Prevention Unit works to save the homes of victims of predatory lending practices. Volunteer lawyers, working with senior Legal Aid Society attorneys, provide advice and full representation in State and federal court to low-income homeowners facing foreclosure, many times as victims of deed theft and fraud, and to tenants residing in foreclosed properties. Participating lawyers may be involved with fact development, research, discovery, motion practice, negotiations, witness preparation, oral argument, and trial advocacy.