Mortgage Settlement Savings Data Shows Strong Progress

Center for Responsible Lending
May 21, 2013

Data released earlier today by HUD shows that the National Mortgage Settlement has brought more than $50 billion in principal reduction and savings to over 620,000 homeowners. Principal reductions and refinancing savings represent 60 percent of the total dollar amount. These savings show this negotiated agreement between the largest banks and state Attorneys General and the Administration is a strong move in the right direction.  It provides meaningful relief to homeowners, even though it is not a cure-all for the foreclosure crisis. 

We look forward to the Monitor’s upcoming report on compliance with the Agreement’s servicing standards. 


For more information, contact Kathleen Day in DC at 202.349.1871 or; Graciela Aponte in Calif. at 510.379.5518 or; or Ginna Green at 510.866.5989 or


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