Baltimore Sun calls for increased funding to legal services

Noting that the foreclosure crisis hasn’t peaked–and that according to the Brennan Center for Justice between 60 and 86 percent of homeowners facing foreclosure last year did so without the benefit of legal counsel–The Baltimore Sun today called for increasing funding for civil legal services.

“Expanding access to the courts for homeowners facing foreclosure could help stabilize troubled neighborhoods and arrest falling home values until the market recovers,” the editorial said. “Low-income and minority homeowners in areas targeted by subprime lenders were the most vulnerable, researchers reported, with up to 92 percent of them facing foreclosure proceedings without the advice of counsel.”

To read the editorial, click here.

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