On Thursday, the Congressional Oversight Panel (“COP”) announced that it will hold a field hearing next Thursday, September 24, 2009, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The purpose of the hearing is to examine the foreclosure mitigation efforts under the Troubled Asset Relief Program.

The COP will hear testimony from the following witnesses:

  • Seth Wheeler, Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Edward L. Golding, Senior Vice President, Economics and Policy, Freddie Mac
  • Eric Schuppenhauer, Senior Vice President and CFO/Program Executive for the Home Affordability and Stability Plan, Fannie Mae
  • Annette M. Rizzo, Judge, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and Co-Chair, Philadelphia Mortgage Foreclosure Steering Committee
  • Eileen Fitzgerald, Chief Operating Officer, Neighborworks America
  • Deborah Goldberg, Director, Hurricane Relief Project, National Fair Housing Alliance
  • Irwin Trauss, Supervising Attorney, Consumer Housing Unit, Philadelphia Legal Assistance
  • Paul Willen, Senior Economist and Policy Advisor, Research Department, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
  • Joe Ohayon, Vice President for Community and Client Relations, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
  • Bank of America (invited)
  • Saxon Mortgage (invited)