Foreclosure House

What is private mortgage insurance, and how can it end up suing you?

The New England Center for Investigative Reporting has found that more than 200 Massachusetts home owners and thousands more across the United States have been pursued by mortgage insurers for losses ranging from tens of thousands of dollars to more than $200,000 since the foreclosure crisis began. And consumer have scant control over whether their insurance company will demand money from them after a foreclosure.

Guillermo Galindo

Foreclosure echo

When Guillermo Galindo lost his two-family Revere home to foreclosure in 2009, the soft-spoken Colombian thought he had finally freed himself from the flood of threatening collection letters from his lender and a ballooning, untenable debt. But that hope evaporated months later when Galindo received a letter from a lawyer claiming he owed $136,547 in losses for the family home he’d left behind.

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Nearly 1,800 public employees make more than the governor

What do UMass basketball coach Derek Kellogg, State Police Lt. Lawrence Berghaus, and Bridgewater State University President Dana Mohler-Faria all have in common? They are among the 1,794 state workers who can boast that they earned more than Gov. Deval Patrick so far this year, according to state data.

President Barack Obama's signature on the health insurance reform bill at the White House, March 23, 2010

Affordable Care Act webinar

In June, NECIR hosted an investigative reporting workshop funded by the McCormick Foundation. Over twenty journalists from across the country came to Boston to learn how to conduct investigations surrounding the Affordable Care Act.