Civil rights groups and housing counselors sharply criticized the top five mortgage servicers Wednesday and vowed to force their executives to publicly disclose which consumers are benefitting from the $25 billion national mortgage settlement.

At a forum in Washington, housing counselors called the settlement "disastrous," and grilled its monitor, Joseph A. Smith, on why the banks are not disclosing data on race, ethnicity and geography that would show whether black and Hispanic communities hit hardest by the foreclosures crisis are getting the bulk of consumer relief.

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