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Issue Position: Housing

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* Cosponsor of the Helping Families Save their Homes Act, a plan to help families avoid foreclosure and stay in their homes by allowing bankruptcy judges to write down mortgages to their current market value.

* Supported housing provisions in President Obama's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to expand an $8,000 Homebuyer Tax Credit for people purchasing a new home; increase neighborhood stabilization funds to slow the spread of foreclosures and falling home prices; expand access and job-creating improvements to public housing; and support emergency shelters that provide housing and food to area homeless.

* Supported American Housing Rescue and Foreclosure Prevention Act to help cities buy up foreclosed properties that drive down housing prices; expand veteran housing programs; provide tax credits to encourage new home buyers; and increase affordable rental housing.


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