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Return $331 Million in Misappropriated Funds to Help 800,000 California Homeowners in Distress

In 2012, California Attorney General Kamala Harris negotiated a settlement with many of the banks to help homeowners struggling as a result of the financial crisis. $350 million was supposed to go to assistance programs for California homeowners. 

In 2013, Facing a huge deficit, Governor Brown took the money to balance the budget. Now that the state is projected to see major surpluses, we want the money to be used for its original intended purpose.

On June 12th 2015, the California Superior Court ordered the Governor to return $331 million he illegally took from a homeowner and renter fund. The fund could help millions of homeowners, future homeowners and present renters. However, the state legislators still need to work with the Governor to pass legislation to re-appropriate the money.

Help us by showing the state legislators you want this done. Many legislators are already supporting the return of the money. 

More about the issue:

NY Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/16/business/california-has-to-repay-331-million-to-homeowners-fund-court-rules.html

SF Chronicle
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Judge-Brown-and-Legislature-illegally-raided-6329098.php

 

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