Topic: Hope Now
As more than 5 million Americans fall behind on mortgages, banks signal a new willingness to reduce the principal.
02/03/2009 12:00 am
The government will help homeowners restructure shaky mortgages financed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but partisan debate looms over how to keep up the aid.
11/13/2008 12:00 am
Help for strapped homeowners may not be forthcoming until next year; ramping up the new government programs will take months.
08/01/2008 01:00 am
A handful of community-development institutions offer modified interest rates to at-risk borrowers.
06/30/2008 01:00 am
A housing alliance, including some of the nation's biggest lenders, is working with mortgage-service companies to modify loans rather than let them fall into foreclosure.
06/18/2008 01:00 am
Banks have begun to modify loans for mortgage-holders, but experts say not nearly enough.
04/09/2008 01:00 am
Federal rescue efforts could match the $124 billion cleanup of the savings-and-loan crisis in the 1980s.
02/26/2008 12:00 am
'Project Lifeline' is the Bush administration's latest step to ease the woes from the subprime-loan debacle.
02/13/2008 12:00 am