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Predatory Lending

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January 2003


This bibliography on predatory lending was compiled by the Reference Staff of the HUD Library.  HUD staff may request any of the following articles by calling (202) 708-2370 x3278, by e-mail at library_circulation_desk@hud.gov, or by visiting the library in Room 8141 from 8:45 am to 5:15 pm, ET.
Others interested in any listed item, please consult your local library or contact the publisher.
 

Ambrosini, Dana.  “Consumer Organizations Try to Fight ‘Predatory Lending’ Practices.”  Connecticut Post, May 26, 2002.

Bergquist, Erick.  “New Jersey Legislature is Latest to Take Up Predator Issue.”  American Banker, May 23, 2002.

Brandt, Steve. "City Eyes Predatory Lending Curbs: Minneapolis Looking at High-Fee Home Loans." Star Tribune [Minneapolis, MN], November 27, 2002.

Collins, Brian.  “Consumer Activists Pressure CitiFinancial to Offer Prime Loans.”  National Mortgage News, Vol. 26, No. 37, June 10, 2002.

Ehrenberg, Daniel S.  "If the Loan Doesn't Fit, Don't Take It:  Applying the Suitability Doctrine to the Mortgage Industry to Eliminate Predatory Lending."  Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law,  Vol. 10, No. 2, Winter 2001.

"Finance and Economics: Hunting the Loan Sharks: Predatory Lending in America." Economist, Vol. 364, No. 8288, August 31, 2002.

Finkelstein, Brad.  “MBA Panelist:  Predatory Lending Issues Affect All, Not Just Subprime.”  National Mortgage News, Vol. 26, No. 6, October 22, 2001.

Fleishman, Sandra.  “D.C. Lending Bill Passes:  Second Effort on Predatory Loans Leaves Many Angry.”  Washington Post, February 20, 2002.

Fleishman, Sandra.  “New Rules Pushing Lenders to Curtail Business in D.C.”  Washington Post, October 3, 2001.

Fleishman, Sandra. "Program to Prevent Predatory Lending: Lenders Back Drive to Educate Public." Washington Post, November 23, 2002.

Fried, Joseph P.  “Home Lender Offers to Settle Claims of Predatory Practices.”  New York Times, May 7, 2002.

Gallagher, Mary P.  “Predatory Lending Recognized as a Basis for Civil-Rights Claims.”  New Jersey Law Journal, Vol. 165, No. 5, July 30, 2001.

Ganeshananthan, Vasugi.  “Senate Panel Seeks Methods to Reduce Predatory Lending.”  The Wall Street Journal, July 27, 2001.

Garwood, Suzanne F.  "The HUD and Treasury Report on 'Curbing Predatory Lending’.”  Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report, Vol. 54, Summer 2000.

Goldstein, Deborah.  “Protecting Consumers From Predatory Lenders:  Defining the Problem and Moving Toward Workable Solutions.”  Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, Vol. 35, No. 1, Winter 2000.

Gordon, Marcy.  “Bigger Share of High-Income Blacks, Hispanics Pay Higher Interest on Home Loans.”  Associated Press, May 2, 2002.

Grantham, Russell.  “Atlanta-Area Residents Irate About Tactics of Predatory Lenders.”  Atlanta Journal and Constitution, January 13, 2002.

Green, Frank.  “Discouraging Words:  Home, Home Out of Range:  Predatory Lending All too Common, Study Says.”  San Diego Union-Tribune, October 3, 2001.

Grillo, Thomas.  “Retirement Panel Urged to Attack Predatory Lending:  City Council Vote Targets Stock of Household’s Parent.”  Boston Globe, June 2, 2002.

Hill, John.  “Davis Signs Bill to Halt Predatory Lending:  The Legislation Hopes to Protect Home Buyers With Spotty Credit From Being Gouged by Lenders.”  Sacramento Bee, October 12, 2001.

Hoke, Kathy.  “Predator Lenders Put Under Attack.  Business First, Vol. 17, No. 52, August 17, 2001.

“HUD Moves to Protect Baltimore Homebuyers:  Turns City Into Predatory Lending Lab.”  PR Newswire, February 19, 2002.

“HUD Urged to Re-propose Predatory Lending Data Collection Request.”  ABA Bank Compliance, Vol. 22, No. 2, February 2001.

Kristof, Kathy M.  “Borrowers Pay Price of Predatory Lending; Loans:  But Lawmakers are Proposing Limits on Practices, and Some Firms are Revamping Policies.”  Los Angeles Times, September 10, 2001.

Krupa, Gregg. "Predatory Lending Bills Face Vote: Detroit Council Worries State Will Pre-empt Measures Decided Today." Detroit News, November 27, 2002.

Kumar, Anita.  “Deceptive Lending Bills Spark Fight.”  St. Petersburg Times, March 11, 2002.

Lyderson, Kari. "Banking on Poverty: Predatory Lenders Take Advantage of the Poor." In These Times [Chicago, IL], October 14, 2002.

Meehan, Mary.  “Predatory Lending Increasing in State;  Poorly Educated, Minorities, Elderly Targeted for Loans.”  Lexington Herald Leader, June 20, 2002.

Minahan, Peter.  “Two Bills in Colorado’s Legislature Attempt to Put an End to Predatory Lending and to Keep the Sharks at Bay.”  The Denver Post, March 10, 2002.

Murphy, Kevin.  “Dialogue:  Predatory Lending Addressed in New Minnesota Law.”  Northwestern Financial Review, Vol. 187, No. 10, May 15-31, 2002.

Murray, Bobbi. "Hunting the Predators." Nation, Vol. 275, No. 3, July 15, 2002.

Murray, Christian. "Curbing High-Cost Loans: New Laws Aim to Check Predatory Lending Practices." Newsday, December 13, 2002.

Murray, Christian. "Subprime Lenders Target Minorities." Newsday, November 28, 2002.

Newman, Richard.  “Better Deal Worked Out for Cheated Home Buyers; Corzine Announces Plan by U.S. and Banks.”  The Record [Bergen County, N.J.], June 25, 2002.

Paletta, Damian.  “D.C. Mayor Signs Anti-Predator Bill.”  The American Banker, March 7, 2002.

Pope, Charles.  “Concern Grows Over Predatory Lending Cases; Congress Considers Measures to Clamp Down on Industry Abuses.”  Seattle Post-Intelligencer, May 7, 2002.

Raghunathan, Anuradha.  “States Support Stronger Measure Against Predatory Lenders.”  Dallas Morning News, June 26, 2002.

Reckard, E. Scott. "Lender to Refund Up to $484 Million in Settlement. Financing: Household International, Accused of Predatory Practices, Would Repay Customers In More Than 35 States, Including California." Los Angeles Times, October 12, 2002.

Sabar, Ariel. "Enforcement [and] Programs Help Stem Flipping; Federal Task Force Says More Needs to Be Done: Report to Be Released Monday; Two-Year Study Examined Property Fraud in the City." Baltimore Sun, September 27, 2002.

Santoro, Alfred D.  “Predatory Lending Legislation Cuts Wide Swath: If You Are an Attorney or Title Agent and You Simply Follow a Lender’s Closing Instructions, You Might Be a Predator.”  New Jersey Law Journal, June 17, 2002.

“Sarbanes’ Predatory Lending Bill Marks Beginning of ‘Long Road’.”  Consumer Financial Services Law Report, Vol. 5, No. 22, May 22, 2002.

Sichelman, Lew.  “Anti-Predatory Bills at 110 and Counting.”  Origination News, Vol. 11, No. 10, July 2002.

Sichelman, Lew. "Predatory Lending Law Slowed Borrowing, Studies Say." Chicago Tribune, November 3, 2002.

Sidime, Aissatou. "HUD Proposal Boils a Pot: Mortgage Lending Industry Up In Arms Over Changes in Good Faith Estimates." San Antonio Express-News, December 7, 2002.

Sinnock, Bonnie.  “Legal Issues Force Secondary Market to Monitor Loan Origination.”  National Mortgage News, Vol. 26, No. 21, February 18, 2002.

Sorohan, Mike.  “Predatory Lending Bills Proliferate.”  Real Estate Finance Today, Vol. 19, No. 19, May 13, 2002.

Sorohan, Mike.  “Sarbanes’ Bill Would Not Preempt State Predatory Efforts.”  Real Estate Finance Today, Vol. 19, No. 18, May 6, 2002.

Stoneman, Bill.  “Outlawing Predatory Loans.”  Governing Magazine, September 2001.

Venetis, Kyriaki.  “Anti-Predatory Provision Struck.”  National Mortgage News, Vol. 26, No. 37, June 10, 2002.

Venetis, Kyriaki.  “Georgia Introduces Anti-Predatory Bill.”  National Mortgage News, Vol. 26, No. 22, February 25, 2002.

 
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