BREAKING: Advocates Hail End of the Controversial Los Angeles County PACE Program

Archive: May 2020

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BREAKING: Advocates Hail End of the Controversial Los Angeles County PACE Program

Posted on May 19, 2020

Bet Tzedek is thrilled to announce that the County of Los Angeles has ended its controversial Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing program, which was intended to help Angelenos make energy-efficient home improvements but instead became a breeding ground for consumer fraud and abuse. For the last several years, Bet Tzedek has been inundated by Continue Reading »

COVID-19: Suspension of PACE Programs Needed to Prevent Homelessness and Further Fraud

Posted on March 23, 2020

Facing a current pandemic, housing crisis, and potential loss of income, no one should have to worry about predatory loans or losing their home. We urge the LA County Board of Supervisors to immediately act to protect the thousands of low-income LA County homeowners at risk of foreclosure during the COVID-19 crisis. We’ve banded together Continue Reading »

HOMEOWNERS FILE CLASS ACTIONS AGAINST COUNTY OF L.A., CALIFORNIA FINANCE COMPANIES, FOR UNLEASHING “PLAGUE” OF PREDATORY HOME-IMPROVEMENT LOANS

Posted on April 12, 2018

Watch Full Press Conference Here: https://youtu.be/mGrz_qL4LO0 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 12, 2018 Media Contacts: Joshua Busch, Public Counsel, 310-991-2503, jbusch@publiccounsel.org Kristy Werness, Irell & Manella LLP, 310-203-7185, kwerness@irell.com Allison Lee, Bet Tzedek, 323-549-5813, alee@bettzedek.org Attorneys for plaintiffs compare “Property Assessed Clean Energy” loans to subprime mortgage crisis – cite missing consumer protections such as ability to Continue Reading »

LA Times cites Bet Tzedek’s work to protect low-income, elderly homeowners from PACE home-improvement scams

Posted on June 12, 2017

On June 4, 2017, Andrew Khouri of the Los Angeles Times explored how the PACE home loan program — designed to encourage homeowners to make energy-efficient renovations at low-cost — has been manipulated by some contractors to target low-income, elderly homeowners for home repairs and renovations they cannot afford, often with disastrous consequences. Bet Tzedek Continue Reading »

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