By the Numbers: A Revealing Look at the Mortgage Mod
For the past year, we’ve been digging into the administration’s fumbling efforts. We’ve crunched a lot of numbers along the way, and now we’re sharing what we found – including loads of previously unreported data.
Using new Treasury Department figures, previously unreleased documents obtained through Freedom of Information Act requests, and new analyses of state and industry data, we have assembled the most detailed look yet at how the the mortgage industry and the government’s main effort, the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), have failed homeowners. It provides crucial context to the ongoing government investigation into mortgage servicing practices, which might lead to reforms of how banks and servicers handle homeowner requests for modifications. (mais…)