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Consumer advocates shifting focus to foreclosure's aftermath
Consumer advocates shifting focus to foreclosure's aftermath

The General Assembly will consider a handful of bills related to the mortgage crisis, but unlike in previous years, many focus on what happens to borrowers after foreclosure. The bills — most of which would limit the risks of debt that can linger after homeowners have lost their houses — are important, proponents say, but they are smaller in scope than in years past, a reflection of a system that has experienced drastic overhaul since 2008. "There's been significant improvement. I won't say it's perfect, and there are a lot of little things that could probably be tweaked to make the process work better," said Cheryl Hystad, executive director of Civil...

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