S. 895 (111th): Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009


Apr 24, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 27, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Christopher Dodd

Senator from Connecticut



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Last Updated: Apr 27, 2009
Length: 66 pages

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S. 896 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — May 20, 2009

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to prevent mortgage foreclosures and enhance mortgage credit availability.

Summary (CRS)

4/27/2009--Introduced.Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009 - Amends federal bankruptcy law governing a Chapter 13 debtor (adjustment of debts of an individual with regular income). Excludes from computation ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Apr 24, 2009

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Apr 27, 2009
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 895”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


2 cosponsors (2D) (show)

There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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