After hosting two large public meetings that included over 350 people and several private meetings with Senator Warren Limmer, he has agreed to partner with St. Joseph the Worker in bringing healing to families. Together they support Senate File 1276 that prevents dual tracking and creates a single of point of contact for homeowners.
Senator Limmer stated, “I support the bill and will vote for it provided it lends consistent with federal banking rules.”
St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Maple Grove, a community of 2,700 families, along with ISAIAH, is committed to helping heal the community’s foreclosure crisis. Co-Pastor Fr. Mike Sullivan states, “Families, children, schools, business and the tax base have all been hurt by the current foreclosure situation.”
St. Joseph the Worker sees the bill as a strong step forward. Parishioner Bob Schaffer said, “We want to continue helping families in our neighborhoods and want to make it easier for them to negotiate with the banks to remain in their homes.” ISAIAH supports the bill, but hopes that it can be strengthened with the addition of a private right of action and mediation.
ISAIAH , a non-profit coalition of over 100 congregations from various faith traditions working in the Twin Cities, St. Cloud and greater Minnesota, is committed to establishing racial and economic justice.