Survivor Stories in the News

The media has covered this issue in a number of stories detailing the emotional and financial impacts this problem is having on widows, widowers, and other heirs.

  1. McClatchy: As it moved to seize home, bank never told widow her loan was insured

Laura Coleman Biggs

“I think there are hundreds, or thousands, of Mrs. Biggses out there,” said Peter J. McNulty, whose McNulty Law Firm sued on her behalf. “She’s the 1 percent who had the good fortune to find someone who gave her good legal advice.”  McClatchy: As it moved to seize home, bank never told widow her loan was insured

2. Call Kurtis Investigates: Surviving Family Members Losing Homes Left By Loved Ones


Some call it a trap that has taken away the homes of widows and surviving family members. Battling two different types of cancer, Alice Reding feels like she’s battling a third cancer, her mortgage servicer. Call Kurtis Investigates: Surviving Family Members Losing Homes Left By Loved Ones

3. New York Times: Mortgage Catch Pushes Widows Into Foreclosure

Ms. Bates, 70, is caught in a foreclosure trap that is ensnaring widows across America: she cannot get help lowering her payments until her name is added to the mortgage note, but the lender says she must be current on payments before that can happen. New York Times: Mortgage Catch Pushes Widows Into Foreclosure

4. NPR’s Morning Edition: Foreclosure Overhaul Comes Too Slowly For Many Homeowners

That’s dragged on for six months. Meanwhile, she says the bank sent them foreclosure sale notices, and people have been coming around the house to peek in the windows, rattling the doorknobs, trying to check the place out so they could put in a bid at auction. NPR Morning Edition: Foreclosure Overhaul Comes Too Slowly For Many Homeowners

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