RSI’s foreclosure mediation expert, Heather Scheiwe Kulp, put together a report on the number of mediations being conducted by court foreclosure mediation programs around the country. She calculated these numbers using all the public statistics she could find on the programs. The report includes information on the statewide programs in Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, Nevada and New Jersey, as well as individual jurisdictions in Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. As more and more courts turn to mediation to solve the foreclosure crisis, this report provides a useful snapshot of the actual scale of some of these programs.
Do you know of any statistics that aren’t included in this report? Please let us know!
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Can you tell me if mediation with people of different languages or cultures plays a role in foreclosure mediation. And is there any research on this you can point me too.
I am currently leaving for Asia soon and wanted to know have there been any ramification internationally regarding foreclosures due to the economic crisis world wide. What other countries.
Thanks for your question. We haven’t heard of any countries besides the US adopting foreclosure mediation. Although other countries saw an uptick in foreclosures, the US saw the highest increase, which might explain its unique interest in developing these new systems to handle the crisis. As for language and culture, they’re certainly factors to consider in any mediation, but I haven’t seen any research yet on the impact they may have on foreclosure mediation specifically. We do have many articles on these issues at CourtADR.org, RSI’s online resource center. You can find them in our resource database, at http://courtadr.org/library/search.php (I would suggest searching keywords like “culture” or “diversity.”)
Good luck on your trip to Asia. Will you be working in mediation or foreclosure while you’re there?