Kitzhaber signs foreclosure mediation bill

Kitzhaber signs foreclosure mediation bill

Gov. John Kitzhaber signed a bill that establishes protections for homeowners facing foreclosure.

Senate Bill 1552 creates a foreclosure mediation program and requires banks to meet with borrowers who elect to participate. It also outlaws lenders' practice of initiating foreclosure proceedings while simultaneously  negotiating for a possible loan modification. 
The law will take effect in 90 days, on July 12. In the meantime, the state attorney general's office has convened a group of stakeholders develop the specifics of the program.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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