Take Action to Oppose to Bills to Speed Foreclosures, Tues., June 4, Weds., June 5

They want to reduce the redemption period from 6 months to 60 days!

The same right-wing blitz that forced right-to-work thru the lame-duck legislature is now targeting homeowners with a bill that will dramatically accelerate the pace of foreclosure evictions. Current law allows homeowners in foreclosure a six-month redemption period from the time of the sheriff’s auction to gather funds to redeem their home or to challenge illegal or fraudulent foreclosures. Senate Bill 383 sponsored by Republican Senators Booher and Richardville will shorten that redemption period to just 60 days, guaranteeing that many more families will face imminent eviction after the sheriff’s sale.

Passage in the Senate seems assured, but there is a chance that in the House–where the conservative majority narrowed after the last election– some Republicans will hesitate before endorsing this blatant attack on Michigan’s struggling homeowners.

The house bills are HB 4764, HB 4765, HB 4766, and  HbB 4767.

We need to take Action to expose this stealth legislation and muster opposition:

Tuesday, May 28 – Call these Legislators members of the House Financial Services Committee and tell them you oppose the bills:

(If you have time, email them.)

State Rep. Joel Johnson

Phone: (517) 373-8962
Toll Free: (855) 563-5597 [855 JOELJ97]

Email: JoelJohnson@house.mi.gov

State Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons

Phone: (517) 373-0846
Toll Free: (855) 596-6786

Email: LisaLyons@house.mi.gov

State Rep. Pat Somerville

Phone: (517) 373-0855
Toll Free: (866) 725-2929

Email: PatSomerville@house.mi.gov

Sample script:

I am calling to ask Rep. Somerville to oppose House Bill 4767.
By shortening Michigan’s long-standing 6 month Foreclosure Redemption Period to just 2 months, this bill would cause thousands of Michigan families to lose their homes to foreclosure.
Michigan doesn’t need more foreclosures.

Get to Lansing, Wednesday, June 5, 12 Noon

The House Financial Services Committee will be taking up this “legislation.” Let’s pack the hearing. Get there early to sign up to testify at the Anderson House Office Building, 124 N. Capitol, Lansing.

Detroit Eviction Defense will be car pooling to the hearing leaving from 5920 Second Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202 (two blocks north of Wayne State University) at 9:30 am.  Call or text (identify yourself) Kathy Murphy at 734-578-1887 for more information.

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