NBC12 Investigates: Mortgage Mix-Up

By Rachel DePompa, WWBT NBC12 The great recession is hitting home for Claireather Mason. Her mortgage company may be trying to take it. “This is the only home I’ve ever known. I’ve raised my children here,” she said. The long time Petersburg resident says her troubles with her lender started last June. She paid her […]

Several Measures Aim to Help Struggling Virginians

By Kathy Adams, The Virginian-Pilot From outlawing fraudulent home foreclosures to protecting college students’ credit ratings, a handful of bills before the General Assembly look to ease the burden on Virginians who are struggling financially and to protect them from being cheated. Although only a few consumer protection bills have progressed this session – during […]

Medicaid Funding is “Pitiful”

By Jill Hanken, Virginia Poverty Law Center While I agree with much of the article’s description of Virginia’s self-imposed fiscal dilemma (“The Big Pickle,” Jan. 18), I must take issue with the characterization of state funding needed to pay for “a horde of new Medicaid recipients because of the new federal health-care law.” That law […]

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