HFUSA is proud of our affiliate NAAC
In March 2014, two major minority church organizations, assisted by a major HUD-approved home counseling organization, HFUSA affiliate National Asian American Coalition (NAAC), filed a lawsuit challenging Governor Brown’s illegal diversion of funds.
Late Friday, the court conclusively ruled on behalf of these three minority groups. The court stated that $331 million was unlawfully diverted from Attorney General Harris’ special mortgage funds. The court stated that the Governor and the Legislature are obligated to return these funds as quickly as possible to the mortgage fund on behalf of homeowners in distress. The court in its concluding order called on the Legislature and the Governor to do “whatever is necessary and appropriate to meet this obligation.”
Faith Bautista, the CEO of the National Asian American Coalition, strongly praised the court’s decision. “There are more than 800,000 homeowners in distress today. A large percentage are in the San Joaquin Valley and the Inland Empire and are still deeply underwater. There is neither water nor homeowner help. We thank Attorney General Kamala Harris for creating this fund and call upon her to help lead the effort to return these funds to homeowners in distress.