Housing and Economic Rights Advocates (HERA) (CA)


Statewide, not-for-profit legal service and advocacy organization dedicated to helping Californians build a safe, sound financial future, free of discrimination and economic abuses. HQ in Oakland.
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Primary geographic focus: California
Organization type(s): Provider
Acronym or short name: HERA
Tags: Housing: Homelessness

We promote affordable and fair credit access, asset building and preservation. We fight abusive mortgage servicing, problems with homeowner associations, foreclosure, escrow and other homeowner problems. We fight predatory lending of all kinds. We provide financial counseling to individuals and community education workshops. We train attorneys. We train professionals and service providers who are not attorneys. We translate our clients’ experiences and needs into policy work. We collaborate with many different partners across the state.



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News Story

Overselling the Settlement

Vauhini Vara
New Yorker
August 25, 2014
The Department of Justice settles with Bank of America over bad mortgage deals, but the settlements have a hard time covering people's needs.



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