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Forum Post: ACLU and Center for Popular Democracy File FOIA Lawsuit Over Efforts to Limit Municipalities' Foreclosure Prevention Options

Posted 10 months ago on Dec. 11, 2013, 12:15 p.m. EST by GirlFriday (17435)
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The FHFA has responded by threatening legal action against Richmond or any other city that uses eminent domain to reduce mortgage principals and by threatening to deny credit to people seeking mortgages in those communities. In October, community groups filed a FOIA request seeking information about the nature and substance of the FHFA's exchanges with the financial industry on this issue. The agency never responded, leading the groups to file suit.

"The FHFA has taken an aggressive stance on this issue in a way that has harmed minority communities. The public deserves to know why," said Linda Lye, staff attorney with the ACLU of Northern California.

The complaint, Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, et al. v. Federal Housing Finance Agency, was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. It was brought by the ACLU, the ACLU of Northern California, the ACLU of New Jersey, and the Center for Popular Democracy on behalf of a number of community groups across the country.

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[-] -1 points by michaeljames (-78) from New York, NY 10 months ago

Bumping your own post? Just let others bump it if they find it interesting.

[-] 2 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 10 months ago

new to forums ?

[-] 0 points by michaeljames (-78) from New York, NY 10 months ago

No, but it's my first time using one where the moderators are the ones doing most of the insulting and mob attacks. Usually, moderators try to encourage serious discussion.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 10 months ago

Says the guy that just bumped two year old conspiracy theorist threads. I am shocked. SHOCKED!

I can't believe that you even went there.

Nope, not really.

[-] -2 points by michaeljames (-78) from New York, NY 10 months ago

Your post is three days old. Nobody is interested by it. Shamelessly bumping it won't change that.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 10 months ago

No one is interested in the faux conversations that you are having with your prior conspiracy IDs either.

[-] -1 points by michaeljames (-78) from New York, NY 10 months ago

Conspiracy theories are dangerous. They must be squashed.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 10 months ago

Since you are spinning conspiracy theories about conspiracy theories, that would make you dangerous and in need of squashing too.

Do you have any solutions for that?

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[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 10 months ago

let's not spend all our time chasing conspiracy theories

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