Senate Bill 1150 (Leno-Galgiani) is legislation that was introduced to address what has been called the “bureaucratic black hole” that widows, widowers, and other heirs are facing when trying to contact their mortgage servicers after the death of a loved one who was the only person listed on a mortgage.
Jimi “Angie” Depew is a homeowner in Eureka, California who experienced this problem first hand with her mortgage servicer, Citi.
After nearly two years of working to keep her home (along with assistance from an attorney at Legal Services of Northern California), she remarked in a letter to Senator Leno:
“While I am relieved that this ordeal is now over and I am no longer at risk of losing my home, I cannot begin to explain the level of confusion, frustration and stress I felt over the nearly two years I was attempting to work with Citi. I have no doubt that without the help of an attorney I would not have made it through this very difficult process and I would have lost my home in foreclosure.”
You can read her full letter to Senator Leno here.
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