New Homeowner Bill of Rights Collaborative Will Assist Consumer Attorneys with New Law

UPDATE: Registration now open for San Diego training!

California’s Homeowner Bill of Rights was enacted in January 2013 and similar versions of the law have also been recently enacted in Nevada and Minnesota.

A new collaborative, funded by the California Attorney General’s Office, (with money from the National Mortgage Settlement) will provide free services for consumer attorneys throughout California to make full use of this law.

The HBOR Collaborative is comprised of four organizations: the National Housing Law Project (NHLP), and its project partners, Western Center on Law & Poverty, the National Consumer Law Center, and Tenants Together.

The Collaborative’s free services include education, advocacy, technical assistance, litigation support, and extensive web-based attorney resources. The Collaborative is also providing internet webinars and live trainings in areas throughout California. Click here to go directly to the registration page for the San Diego training (September 18), or click here to see the Registration Flyer for more information.

The Collaborative is sponsoring two trainings this fall, one in San Diego, California, and one in Sacramento.  Each training will cover HBOR basics and provide practical tips for representing clients. The training will cover the interplay of HBOR with NMS, CFPB servicing rules, and the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act. HBOR also codifies the broad intentions of the National Mortgage Settlement’s pre-foreclosure protections and provides tenants in foreclosed properties with a host of substantive and procedural protections. Participants will also learn about HBOR’s attorney fee provisions.  Each training will offer 5 Hours of MCLE Credit, including 1 hour of Ethics. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Registration will open in August, for more information about the trainings or services provided by the Collaborative, visit their website:

For a concise summary of rights under the Homeowner Bill of Rights, check out summaries prepared by the Fair Housing Law Project: English and Spanish.

Collaborative Trainings

1. Wednesday, September 18th
Housing Opportunities Collaborative Achievement Academy
1045 11th Avenue
San Diego, CA

2. Wednesday, October 23rd
Sierra Curtis Neighborhood Association
2791 24th Street
Sacramento, CA

A PDF describing the trainings is also available here: Upcoming Trainings.

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