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Committee on Financial Services

United States House of Representatives

Housing and Community Opportunity Subcommittee Hearing

Foreclosure Prevention and Intervention: The Importance of Loss Mitigation Strategies in Keeping Families in Their Homes

Friday, November 30, 2007, 10:00 a.m., California Science Center, 700 State Drive, Los Angeles, California


Witness List & Prepared Testimony:

Panel One

  • The Honorable Antonio R. Villaraigosa, Mayor of Los Angeles, CA
  • The Honorable Anthony Young, City Council President Pro Tempore, San Diego, CA
  • Mr. Sean Rogan, Director, Department of Housing and Community Development, City of Oakland, CA
  • Mr. Pastor Herrera, Director, Department of Consumer Affairs, Los Angeles County
  • Ms. Heather Peters, Deputy Secretary for Business Regulation, Department of Business, Transportation, and Housing, State of California
  • Mr. Joseph Bates, Director, Santa Ana Homeownership Center, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Mr. Mike Krimminger, Chairman’s Special Advisor for Policy, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Panel Two 

  • Ms. Michaela Albon, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Home Loans Division, Washington Mutual
  • Mr. Brad Blackwell, Retail National Sales Manager, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
  • Mr. Tom Deutsch, Deputy Executive Director, American Securitization Forum
  • Ms. Anna M. Thomas, Homeowner, San Pedro, CA
  • Ms. Karen Lee, Homeowner, Los Angeles, CA
  • Mr. Paul Leonard, California Office Director, Center for Responsible Lending

Panel Three

  • Mr. William Heedly, Homeowner, Carson, CA
  • Mrs. Hee Suk Cho, Homeowner, Camarillo, CA
  • Mr. Ed Smith, Jr., Vice President, California Association of Mortgage Brokers
  • Mr. LeFrancis Arnold, Vice Chair, Affordable Housing Committee, California Association of REALTORs
  • Ms. Yolanda Clark, President-elect, Multicultural Real Estate Alliance for Urban Change
  • Ms. Tara Twomey, Of Counsel, National Consumer Law Center
  • Ms. Margaret Frisbee, Pacific District Director, NeighborWorks America
  • Ms. Evalyn Burnie, Leader, Los Angeles ACORN

Available Member Statements:

Printed Hearing: 110-81

Related Documents:

Mr. Sandor Samuels, Executive Managing Director, Countrywide Financial Corporation  


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