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CalHFA Borrowers Granted Reprieve after DeSaulnier’s Challenge Agency’s Policy

February 07, 2012


The following information is from the office of Senator Mark DeSaulnier:

In response to questions raised by Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg and Senator Mark DeSaulnier over the California Housing Finance Agency’s policies that increase the hardships on mortgage borrowers acting in good faith to stay current on their loans, CalHFA has now revised its policies to ease those pressures on its borrowers.


Senator drops bill after mortgage policy change

February 06, 2012

Sacramento, Calif. (AP) --

A state senator said Monday he will withdraw a bill to protect borrowers who had been threatened with foreclosure because they were renting out their homes, saying his measure is no longer necessary because a state agency reversed its policy.

The latest on California politics and government

January 30, 2012

The latest on California politics and government


DeSaulnier’s Youth Leadership Bill Approved by Senate

January 28, 2012

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Mortgage Protections to Be Extended by Senate Votes

January 25, 2012

by Moe Bedard in Mortgage News Daily | Mortgage Rate News -


State Senate votes to extend mortgage protections

January 24, 2012


Associated Press


Local officials respond to Gov. Brown's State of the State address

January 18, 2012

San Ramon Express


By Jessica Lipsky


Playground for special needs children opens in Oakley

January 17, 2012

Contra Costa Times


By Paula King