June is Homeownership month

June Is National Homeownership Month

June is National Homeownership Month, a time to celebrate the benefits that homeownership brings to families, neighborhoods, and communities across America. Research shows that a household’s primary residence is its largest asset and continues to provide an important building block for long-term financial security. Recognition of homeownership began as a week-long celebration in 1995, and was later proclaimed

SAVE THE DATE! Financial Education Workshop in Sacramento

Financial Education Workshop Speaker: Anita R. Johnson, Financial Psychologist Join Us! PAYDAY LOANS – AVOID THE DEBT TRAP! March 14, 2018 Robertson Community Center 3525 Norwood Ave. Sacramento, CA 95838 6:00pm – 8:00pm National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is a time to help people understand their consumer rights and make well-informed decisions about money, credit,

10 Scams Targeting Bank Customers

10 Scams Targeting Bank Customers The basics on how to protect your personal information and your money En Español https://www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/news/esp/cnsum17/scams.html The FDIC often hears from bank customers who believe they may be the victims of financial fraud or theft, and our staff members provide information on where and how to report suspicious activity. To help

ICYMI – CFPB takes action against Reverse Mortgage Companies for Deceptive Advertising

Last week the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) took action against three reverse mortgage companies for deceptive advertisements, including claiming that consumers could not lose their homes. The CFPB is ordering American Advisors Group, Reverse Mortgage Solutions, and Aegean Financial to cease deceptive advertising practices, implement systems to ensure they are complying with all laws,

FTC Alert for Spanish-speaking victims of a mortgage relief scam

FTC Alert for Spanish-speaking victims of a mortgage relief scam According to the FTC, Brookstone Law and Advantis Law firms convinced homeowners to make an upfront payment to join a mortgage lawsuit against banks and lenders, supposedly to help them avoid foreclosure, get rid of their mortgages, or get money from their lenders. FTC investigators

SCO: It’s Back! Property Tax Postponement Program for Qualifying Seniors and Disabled

Property Tax Postponement The State Controller’s Property Tax Postponement Program returned in 2016 after being suspended by the Legislature in 2009. The program allows homeowners who are seniors, are blind, or have a disability to defer current-year property taxes on their principal residence if they meet certain criteria including 40 percent equity in the home


ANNOUNCING VIRTUAL HOMEOWNER WORKSHOP! Are you a homeowner looking for assistance with your mortgage due to a financial hardship? Learn how you can obtain up to $100,000 in assistance with your mortgage through the Keep Your Home California (KYHC) Program. If you are interested in learning all about the KYHC Program join a virtual workshop on Wednesday, August

Keep Your Home California Announced higher income limits in 26 counties will help more homeowners

Higher income limits in 26 counties will help more homeowners Posted: July 21, 2016 Keep Your Home California recently increased homeowner income limits in 26 counties – or almost half of the counties in the state. The higher income limits – a boost of several hundred to a couple thousand dollars – will allow more