Council to look at mortgage foreclosure troubles in Philly


Complaints about mortgage foreclosures in Philadelphia may spur City Council hearings. 

Councilman Curtis Jones says he’s heard gripes about how mortgage forclosures are carried out.

“Now we’re not pointing any fingers, it could be a problem in the service of the lawfirms, it may be a problem innately at the Sheriff’s Department,” Jones said. “When one person says something it may be an isolated instance, when a dozen people say something we may have a greater problem.”

The councilman is calling for a hearing on the issue.

“People are saying they got no notice, people are saying their signatures were falsified on documents, and therefore was the service correct, was it timely,” he said.

Jones says the hearing will give all sides in the issue an opportunity to tell their stories.

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