Foreclosure Freeze loses Steam 8/13/11

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  1. hvactec

    hvactec VIP Member

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    A proposal by an Ohio Congresswoman to enact a temporary freeze on foreclosures has lost steam to reach a vote in Congress. The proposal, offered by Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) was made more than a month ago but has failed to gain interest to be brought to a vote in the House of Representatives.

    It's the first time since the Great Depression that a lawmaker has offered such a measure after more than 7-million homeowners have suffered through foreclosure since the U.S. crisis started more than four years ago. An estimated 4-million homeowners are either in the foreclosure pipeline, have vacated their homes or are in default of their mortgages currently.

    I don't think that the current house leadership is interested in taking it to a vote, said Steve Fought, a press spokesman for the Congresswoman. “It doesn’t mean we are not going to keep trying, but right now it just isn’t very likely.

    The proposal asks President Barack Obama to declare a national residential mortgage foreclosure emergency, urging state lawmakers to use their “police powers” to enact a moratorium on foreclosures at the local level. Kaptur offered the resolution before the House Financial Services Committee.

    Kaptur represents Ohio, which has been targeted as one of the 18 worst effected states in the country with foreclosures, and has received federal aid from the Obama administrations Hardest Hit Fund to help mostly unemployed homeowners with mortgages. However, the fund and the administrations mortgage modification program, HAMP, has failed to gain traction to help enough homeowners losing their homes to aid the nation overall economy.

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    waltky Wise ol' monkey Supporting Member

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