AG Lynch to eligible RI consumers of Countrywide’s shady sub-prime mortgage practices: Your checks...

Providence, RI - January 22, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch is alerting Rhode Island consumers who qualified for a portion of the $547,000 in foreclosure relief funds resulting from his office’s settlement with Countrywide Financial Corp. that their checks are scheduled to be mailed to them on Feb. 12.

Assembly overturns veto of foreclosure information bill

Providence, RI - January 6, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Homeowners facing foreclosure are often desperate for help, but don’t know where to turn.

Reed Presses for Progress on Foreclosure Prevention Efforts

WASHINGTON, DC - July 16, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- With housing foreclosures and delinquencies on the rise, U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) today outlined steps to help struggling homeowners at a Banking Committee hearing on “Preserving Homeownership: Progress Needed to Prevent Foreclosures.”

Reed Encouraged By Administration’s Efforts to Help Homeowners by Demanding More Accountability from Banks...

WASHINGTON, DC - July 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – As foreclosure rates around the country continue to rise, it has become increasingly difficult for many homeowners seeking to modify their mortgages to get a hold of their loan servicers.

Rhode Islanders Falling Prey to Mortgage Modification and Foreclosure Rescue Scams

Providence, RI - June 22, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) - Scams that promise to "rescue" troubled homeowners from foreclosure are popping up at an alarming rate nationwide. Here in Rhode Island, which is currently ranked 10th in the nation for foreclosure activity, distressed homeowners are at particularly high risk of predators.

Senators announce bill for foreclosure moratorium

Providence, RI - March 3, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — In an effort to stem the swelling tide of house foreclosures in Rhode Island, a group of senators led by Sen. Charles J. Levesque today announced legislation to institute a 180-day moratorium on foreclosures in Rhode Island.

Langevin Calls for Halt to Foreclosures

Warwick, R.I. - February 18, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) sent a letter today to Rhode Island mortgage lenders urging them to suspend new foreclosure initiations against the state’s homeowners while the Obama Administration and Congress finalize their plan to stem the foreclosure crisis

Governor Carcieri Announces Details of Neighborhood Stabilization Program

$19.6 million to buy and rehab foreclosed and abandoned properties and provide down payment assistance for first-time homebuyers 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 17, 2008 State...

Senate Banking Committee Approves Plan to Stem Tide of Foreclosures and Create Affordable Housing

WASHINGTON, DC -May 20, 2008 - The Senate Banking Committee today gave its stamp of approval to the Federal Housing Finance Regulatory Reform Act...

Langevin, Rhode Island Housing Host Foreclosure Counseling Workshop

Warwick, R.I. - Congressman Jim Langevin, in conjunction with Rhode Island Housing, will host a Foreclosure Counseling Workshop at the Community...


Rhode Island Treasury Reunited 8,860 People with $11.7 Million in Unclaimed...

The Office of Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner reunited 8,860 people with $11.7 million in unclaimed property in the fiscal year that ended on June 30


Langevin, Whitehouse Highlight Bill to Invest $170 Million in Fixing RI...

Congressman Jim Langevin and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse today joined with state, town, and labor officials by the Factory Bridge in West Warwick to call on Congress to pass the Strengthen and Fortify Existing (SAFE) Bridges Act. The SAFE Bridges Act was introduced in the Senate by Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Whitehouse, and others last month and will be introduced in the House this week by Langevin. The bill would deliver up to $170 million to repair Rhode Island’s deficient and crumbling bridges and create construction jobs