by Joe Tyrrell / NJ Spotlight
As Newark became the second New Jersey city moving tentatively to help embattled homeowners avoid foreclosure, the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey made good on its promise to put some legal muscle behind the effort.
The state ACLU on Thursday joined its Northern California counterpart to file a Freedom of Information lawsuit against the Federal Housing Finance Agency on behalf of community groups around the country, including New Jersey Communities United.
The suit seeks documents and files relating to the FHFA’s threats to take action against cities — and their residents — that consider the use of eminent domain to prevent mortgage foreclosures.
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