This ought to infuriate just about everyone… How much have we all in construction DONATED to Habitat for Humanity?! Well, let me shed some light on costs to build affordable housing, especially when there is so much labor donated. Separate the materials from the labor and materials will run about $36 -$42 psf on the high side. Full on licensed labor is usually less than $65 psf. Even if nothing is donated an entire affordable home would cost less than $100 psf. The larger the floor plan the less per square foot – it decreases.
What I found astounding, but not surprising is that Habitat for Humanity is in bed with Fannie Mae, of course… never miss a nickel or a chance to land grab, huh?
Community Organizations Through partnerships at the community level, Fannie Mae is able to meet the needs of families in a far more direct and impactful way. We work with established organizations in communities across the country to prevent foreclosure, revitalize neighborhoods, address homelessness, and much more. For example, in 2011 we partnered with HomeFree-USA, local community and elected officials, and area mortgage servicers to open a Mortgage Help Center in Prince George’s County, MD, to help struggling homeowners in the Washington, DC area. (Read more about Fannie Mae Mortgage Help Centers on page 19 of this report.) Also, as a result of our long-standing partnership with Habitat for Humanity, Fannie Mae employee volunteers built and refurbished homes and properties in particularly hard-hit communities. SeeA Report on Fannie Mae’s Mission Activities
These guys would securitize their mothers! How horrendous is it to target the poor and then overcharge them for their fictitiously free home – and then have the kahunas to foreclose on these folks?! Look in your land records office – these crooks even did 80/20 loans – and for someone who cannot afford a home any other way – that sure stinks like intent to tilt the homeowners right on into foreclosure.
Every state in the nation ought to sue the Habitat for Humanity organization, audit their books, follow the money and throw them out of the state! Deceptive advertising is the least of this – targeting the poor for the profits of securitization is morally corrupt; nah, worse than that – morally and mentally bankrupt.
It’s been a awhile since i posted anything, mainly because I was busy and as real life has a habit of doing, forces you to deal with it. While I was dealing with life, I had spoken with a neighbor who asked that I sit in with a group of neighbors on the street to hear their story. The people involved are homeowners who received their homes via Habitat for Humanity.
I’ve always thought of Habitat for Humanity as a good charity who helps people get a home, that they otherwise wouldn’t get. And that was as a far I as I saw it. I never went through the process they have, and didn’t dig much into how they operate. I assumed like most that this charity was good and my thoughts never went past that.
So I went and sat with the ten families on my street who…
What Every Homeowner Needs To Know About the Latest Foreclosure Trends and Developments in American Law in Order To Survive in an Inconsistent Legal System Largely Out of Service Which Treats Like Cases Differently.
It is a natural law of Justice in virtually every legal system in the history of the world that “like cases should be treated alike,” except it seems in the field of foreclosure defense in America where national inconsistency has become the norm.
Thus, for nearly a tumultuous decade following (the continuation of) the Mortgage Crisis of 2008, American Courts have created a record of contradiction, confusion, and uncertainty, ignoring established rules of evidence and even its own case precedents governing other areas of the law, while often pompously looking the other way in the tradition of Pontius Palate, routinely favoring lenders, often misusing the doctrine of stare decisis to protect previously egregiously mistaken case precedents. Continue reading →
Foreclosure Workshop #19: Bank of America v. Reyes-Toledo, A Case Study on How To Get Appellate Courts To Ask the Correct Questions
For too long homeowners and their counsel have allowed themselves in court to be drawn into and sidetracked by mainly esoteric and artificial, unsuccessful arguments about REMIC tax structures, multi-hat robosigners, and invisible securitized trusts — without getting to the heart of the most important foreclosure defense issues in court.
This Sunday we are airing on The Foreclosure Hour an oral argument that took place on certiorari before the Hawaii Supreme Court on August 18, 2016, heard by five Justices, each intelligent, each free from Big Bank influences, who are beginning to ask the correct questions. Continue reading →
Saterbak v JPMorgan [Saterbak v JPMorgan, D066636 (Cal. Ct. App. March 16, 2016) Appellate Court attempts to over rule the California Supreme Court requires response from all. Presiding Judge Judith McConnell.
Below is an analytical response to the horrific ruling and opinion from the San Diego Appellate court that directly challenges the recent Yvanova vs. New Century Mortgage Corporation ruling from the Cal Supreme Court. We suggest that folks read this analysis and forward it with their comments to Kamala Harris (California State Attorney General) requesting her office to strongly object to this Saterbak ruling, and request that the Attorney General request that the Supreme Court de-publish the Appellate ruling. Continue reading →
The New York Times posted a Paul Krugman article “Sanders Over the Edge” criticizing Bernie Sanders that is obviously politically (and Wall Street) driven propaganda. What Krugman and the majority of politicians fail to realize is that the Wall Street banks created a new “non-traditional’ mortgage “securitization” that has directly affected over 180 MILLION Americans and indirectly affected 180 million more folks across the United States of America.
With that said the biggest failure that Krugman and his pals overlook is that American homeowners are wising up and researching exactly what has happened to their properties and precisely who was behind the scheme. Continue reading →
The criminal global banking cartel has effected a coup d’etat in the U.S. This is why the same criminal financial elite that saw 1000 of its members go to prison 20 years ago (after the S&L crisis) is now above the law. Part 1 of 4.
To date, the question of why the U.S. Department of Justice has failed to prosecute even one too-big-to-fail bank for the pervasive criminal frauds that drove the multi-trillion-dollar economic meltdown of 2008 has been answered pretty much with shrugs.
Harvard Professor Lawrence Lessig makes the case that our democracy has become corrupt with money, leading to inequality that means only 0.02% of the United States population actually determines who’s in power. Lessig says that this fundamental breakdown of the democratic system must be fixed before we will ever be able to address major challenges like climate change, social security, and student debt. This is not the most important problem, it’s just the first problem. Continue reading →
Send the judges, state courts, appellate & Supreme Court Justices tickets to the movie!
Our first book read cover to cover and it exposes everything… not fiction! This is the real thing. If the movie is anything like the book – suggest your entire neighborhood see this flick so they’ll begin to understand just why the economy has not recovered. Continue reading →
The trailer for 99 Homes introduces a mother-son-grandson family unit, with Laura Dern and Andrew Garfield at the helm. After the family gets evicted in traumatic fashion and moves into a motel, Garfield makes, in Bahrani’s words, “a deal with the devil.” He goes to work for the man who evicted his family, played by Michael Shannon, for a chance at earning enough to get a more permanent roof back over their heads. Continue reading →