Leno Bill Would Strengthen Family Heirs’ Homeownership Rights

San Francisco Chronicle, July 1, 2016–Gutierrez, Melody

The bill would amend the California Homeowner Bill of Rights to include heirs of homeowners, requiring lenders to work with them to help save their homes from foreclosure. But Pat Zenzola, a lobbyist for the California Mortgage Bankers Association, said the bill is “ripe with the opportunity for additional litigation and potential for mischief.”