Dublin Wednesday 14th November 2018: A new, first report on the experiences of people coping with mortgage distress, launched Tuesday 14th November, reveals a picture of shame, silence, stress, lack of legal representation, rejection in court and a failure by state support systems like MABS and Abhaile to support them adequately. House Hold is a preliminary look at the experiences of people in mortgage distress and at risk of losing their homes.

Source: Community Action Network (CAN)

 

CAN report launched on Sean O'Rourke Show

About Community Action Network (CAN)

CAN is a social justice NGO working within civil society to tackle issues of inequality and social exclusion, and to support marginalised groups and communities.

CAN is dedicated to working with communities to create a more equal, just society that has the well-being of citizens at its heart.

We work with people to assert their rights to participate fully as subjects of their own lives, to have their voices heard and to have their choices respected. We work within a human rights framework, and we seek to build leadership for positive social change and participative democracy.

We strive to create vibrant communities that have the capacity to participate powerfully in society, and to challenge the inequitable structures, policies and practices that prevent them from doing so. We actively seek opportunities to do this work in local, regional, all-island and international contexts.
CAN is a not-for-profit, independent organisation limited by guarantee with charitable status.

About The Abusive Lending Practices Project (ALPP)

ALPP is a joint project of the Open Society Justice Initiative, Open Society Foundation for Europe, CAN, and the NUI Galway Centre for Housing Rights, Law, and Policy.

ALPP seeks to ensure that fundamental rights under the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights are taken into consideration at both the EU and domestic levels whenever institutions are drafting or enforcing laws related to abusive lending practices. ALPP uses a variety of tools to accomplish goal, including empirical research, legal empowerment, education of lawyers, advocacy, and strategic litigation. www.abusivelending.org

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Community Action Network

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