Housing Justice in the Nation's Capital: Strategies to Preserve Homes and Neighborhoods During the Foreclosure Crisis


Wednesday, March 16, 2011
02:30 PM - 05:30 PM
American University Washington College of Law, Room 603
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

Foreclosures strip families of shelter and destabilize neighborhoods. In Washington DC, these life-altering transactions occur without judicial oversight. As lenders rush to process a glut of delinquent mortgages, foreclosures often proceed without attention to accuracy of the alleged debt or proof of identity of the lien holder. The few programs designed to mitigate foreclosure have achieved little of their intended effect.  This workshop will feature a cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas for confronting the foreclosure crisis within DC. Through a series of “fish bowl” panels, speakers will present strategies: use of media and narrative, litigation, mediation, community organizing, outreach and research. All attendees will participate in brainstorming plans for “next steps”.

Presented by the Community and Economic Development Law Clinic, the Disability Rights Law Clinic, and the General Practice Clinic


WCL Alumni, AU & WCL Students, Faculty & Staff – no charge
General Public - No Charge
(registration is required)

(3 Credit hours) will be applied for as requested to different states.
CLE Accreditation - - $ 55.00


For further information, please contact:
Office of Special Events & Continuing Legal Education
American University Washington College of Law
Phone: 202.274.4075; Fax: 202.274.4079; or secle@wcl.american.edu

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