As Americans continue to lose their homes in what’s been referred to as the worst foreclosure crisis since the Great Depression, the Federal Reserve has come up with a proposal making it even more difficult for homeowners to keep their homes and escape predatory home loans. The Fed’s propose to amend the Truth in Lending Act, a 42-year-old provision that since 1968, has given homeowners the right to cancel, or rescind, illegal loans for up to three years.
Attorneys at AARP have used the rescission clause for decades to protect older homeowners stuck in predatory loans with costly terms. In recent years, the Truth in Lending Act has helped struggling homeowners fight a wave of foreclosure cases in which faulty and sometimes-fraudulent disclosures were used. This provision has also been an effective tool in making sure creditors follow the rules and are transparent about the true cost of loans.
Dozens of groups have opposed the new measure, including the National Consumer Law Center, the NAACP and the Service Employees International Union, saying the proposal is “bad medicine at the wrong time.”
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