Marie Bedford

  • Hosted by Legal Aid and Defender Association, Inc.
  • Sponsored by Fannie Mae
  • Service location Detroit
  • Law school The University of Toledo College of Law
  • Issue area Consumer Rights, Housing/Homelessness
  • Fellowship class year 2008
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program, Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

Low-income Americans – including black and Hispanic Americans – are at the highest risk of facing predatory lending practices and foreclosure. To address these issues and reach those at risk in Detroit, the project will utilize a 5-part plan: Education/outreach/advocacy; negotiation/counseling; direct representation; networking/resource-building; and long-term monitoring. The goal is prevention, but we will also provide long-term, comprehensive assistance to those already entangled in predatory lending and foreclosure proceedings.

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