Outraged by On-Going Bank Violations, California HDL Partner ACCE Launches Mass Outreach & Know Your Rights Campaign

Group Calls for Homeowners to Attend Meetings, Learn How to Ensure Banks Provide Promised Relief—And How to Take Legal Action When Rights are Violated

Across California – On Saturday, July 13th the Home Defenders League chapter of ACCE will launch a mass outreach campaign to identify struggling homeowners and help them fight back against the banks to save their homes. This new outreach effort comes on the heels of recent revelations of bank violations of both the Homeowners’ Bill of Rights and multi-state Attorney General Settlement.

Homeowners are invited to attend these meetings, which will educate homeowners at risk of foreclosure or in the foreclosure process about how to protect their home, ensure that banks provide relief guaranteed by law, and what legal redress exists if banks do not follow the law. Homeowners unable to attend Saturday’s workshop should call 1-855-286-4912 or email info@calorganize.org for assistance.

ACCE is planning a massive outreach campaign to identify as many homeowners in need as possible, connect them to available relief, organize to stop illegal bank foreclosure practices and win widespread principal reduction from the banks.  Along with Saturday workshops, ACCE plans to do targeted neighborhood outreach, call lists of homeowners in foreclosure, and use a new online tool to connect homeowners to available relief.


What:                   Launch of mass outreach to struggling homeowners

Who:                     ACCE members, Homeowners impacted by the foreclosure crisis

Homeowners who are struggling to pay their mortgage, facing foreclosure or eviction are encouraged to attend a workshop to learn more about ways to fight back.

When:                  July 13th, 2013, at 10:00am

Where:                Oakland (2501 International Blvd),

                                 San Francisco (1313 Evans Ave),

                                 Richmond (325 Harbour Way #25)

                                Los Angeles (3655 S. Grand Ave, Suite 250)


The foreclosure crisis continues to severely impact neighborhoods across California. As of July, there were over 50,000 homes in the foreclosure process in California. Thousands more are underwater and stand one step away from foreclosure.

Earlier this year, the California Homeowner Bill of Rights went into effect to provide basic protections to homeowners in their struggle against banks. Coupled with the Attorneys General Settlement, these programs were intended to halt the foreclosure crisis, one that has hit communities of color particular hard. Recent violations of both programs have raised the need for higher scrutiny on the banks in the program, and the need to identify more homeowners whose rights may have been violated.


Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) is a multi-racial, democratic, non-profit community organization building power in low to moderate income neighborhoods to stand and fight for social, economic and racial justice. ACCE has chapters in eleven counties across the State of California. For more information call 1-855-286-4912, email info@calorganize.org  visit http://www.calorganize.org or follow ACCE on twitter @CalOrganize 

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