March 01, 2014 EXP

Courts as Convenors: An Interview with Judge Annette Rizzo on the Philadelphia Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Program

By Edward W. Madeira Jr., Joseph A. Sullivan

In April 2008, in the midst of the recession and with mortgage foreclosure numbers climbing to an all-time high, the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas entered an order that no owner-occupied residential property could be foreclosed upon without a court-supervised conciliation between owner and lender.

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