Tag: Help Avoiding Foreclosure

Wyden, Merkley Urge Increased Funding for Affordable Housing

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley this week joined 39 of their colleagues in sending a bipartisan letter to the Senators who lead the housing subcommittee urging increased funding for the Section 4 Capacity Building program. The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Section 4

Wyden, Merkley Announce Affordable Housing Grants for Oregon Tribes

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today announced that Oregon tribes will receive more than $15 million in federal grants to support affordable housing. “Quality of life throughout our state requires housing that Oregonians can afford,” Wyden said. “These fresh federal resources for Oregon’s tribes will

Senate Dems: Were You Hurt By ‘Foreclosure King’ Steve Mnuchin?

Senate Democrats are dubbing President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin the “Foreclosure King” on a new website they’ve set up to solicit public complaints from people allegedly hurt by Mnuchin’s past work in financial services. Mnuchin– the former chief executive officer and chairman of OneWest Bank– was accused

Led by Merkley, Warren and Sanders, Senate Democrats Roll Out New Website Inviting Personal Stories from Americans Hurt by Foreclosure King Steve Mnuchin

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) announced that Senate Democrats have launched a new website inviting Americans to share their personal stories of being impacted by the foreclosure practices of Donald Trump’s Treasury Secretary nominee, foreclosure king Steve Mnuchin. “Donald

Democrats say they’ll take aim at Trump’s Treasury pick

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump selected a former Goldman Sachs trader and Hollywood financier as secretary of the Treasury on Wednesday, handing Democrats a high-profile target to make the case that Trump is abandoning his populist campaign promises to clear out monied elites and make Washington work for the average

Mnuchin will make America work for Wall Street, Sen. Jeff Merkley says

Sen. Jeff Merkley slammed Donald Trump ‘s selection of Steve Mnuchin for Treasury secretary on Wednesday. “This man is an expert on how to make money in predatory lending and putting him in charge — it is absolutely the opposite of draining the swamp. It is filling the swamp with

Merkley Completes Oregon Affordable Housing Tour

Portland, OR – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley completed his Oregon Affordable Housing Tour today after stops in Portland, Medford and Eugene this week. Merkley held roundtable discussions in each city with local and state advocates about what the federal government can do to help address the housing crisis that is gripping

Merkley Bill Would Help Homeowners Refinance, Rebuild Equity

Washington, DC- Today, Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley introduced the Rebuilding Equity Act, a bill that will lower costs for some homeowners seeking to refinance through the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP).  Under this bill, if homeowners who are current on their mortgage seek to refinance into a 20-year loan term

Merkley Cosponsors Bill to Help Communities Hurt by Foreclosures

Washington, DC – Today, Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley cosponsored the Project Rebuild Act to help communities hard hit by a high number of foreclosures.  The legislation will provide funding to purchase, rehabilitate, and/or redevelop foreclosed, abandoned, demolished, or vacant properties. Introduced by Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), Project Rebuild builds on