The number of homes in foreclosure on the west side of Cincinnati is very troubling. In our area of beautiful, affordable, older homes, the depressed housing market is having a negative impact on every street in every neighborhood. I believe we need to make sure home buyers understand what they are getting into as they sign on a house and the long term responsibilities that go along with home ownership. I also believe that those involved in illegal and unethical lending practices should be held accountable for the damage they have caused to the borrowers and those who suffer from the blight left behind by their actions.
Since being elected, I have sponsored House Bill 3, a foreclosure prevention bill aimed at keeping people in their homes and preserving communities. Here is a link to House Bill 3.