Alexandra Alvarez helps family keep home

January 28, 2013

Alexandra Alvarez
This 3L worked with UCI Law's Consumer Protection Clinic to save the home of a Stockton, Calif., man and his family who were days away from foreclosure. After months of negotiations with the bank, Alvarez was able to expedite a request for a mortgage loan modification that previously had been unfairly denied. Through phone calls, letters and emails, Alvarez, supervised by Prof. Noah Zinner, diligently sought a fair review of the homeowner's request, and ultimately the homeowner got a significant reduction in his principal balance. "I will be able to afford and keep my house," says the homeowner. "I will never forget Alex and Noah's contribution to my life at this critical juncture." Read more about Alvarez's work and the Consumer Protection Clinic in this feature.