Foreclosure Diversion Program Out of Danger
On April 17 Judge Herron said that he was withdrawing his order to restrict the Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion program. Many thanks to the individuals and organizations that joined together to protect the Diversion program. Our actions made the difference and Philadelphia homeowners will continue to have the benefit of this important program during this difficult time. We want especially thank Councilpeople Jones and Tasco for their leadership in City Council to support Diversion.
Thanks again to all involved.
Notice To The Bar
RE: Mortgage Foreclosure Case Management Order
(Program to Continue Without CMO)
We would like to thank those of you who responded to our request for comments to proposed changes to our Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Program described in a March 29, 2012 Notice to the Bar. The proposed changes were designed to adopt the ABA time to disposition standards and to establish a trial track designed to assist the Court in managing the increasing Mortgage Foreclosure inventory consistent with national standards. However, in light of the comments received, it appears that the ABA standards of 12 months simply does not fairly and accurately apply to these cases and, therefore, the proposed changes identified in the March 29, 2012 Notice to the Bar will not be implemented.
John W. Herron Allan L. Tereshko
Administrative Judge Supervising Judge
Trial Division Trial Division - Civil
Court of Common Pleas Court of Common Pleas
Dated: April 17, 2012Council: Mortgage program works fine