If you visit the website for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), you’ll discover that the federal agency has a section on preparing for the zombie apocalypse. Seriously. It includes a list of items that should be in an emergency kit (water, food, first aid supplies, etc.) and instructions on developing a preparedness plan, including who to contact in an emergency and how to plot multiple evacuation routes.

Now, most of us know zombies aren’t real and that this was merely a tongue-in-cheek platform for the CDC to reach a wider audience and teach preparedness for actual hazards (like earthquakes, hurricanes or tornadoes). But it got us thinking: If the CDC has a preparedness plan for a very unlikely zombie attack, shouldn’t the mortgage industry have a preparedness plan for the very real RESPA-TILA?

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