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Fighting Foreclosure
Fighting Foreclosure
Obama wants the government to step in to help homeowners facing foreclosure.

· Allow troubled homeowners to refinance to a loan insured by the Federal Housing Administration.

· Require any financial institution participating in Treasury's Troubled Asset Relief Program to put a 90-day moratorium on foreclosures for homeowners "acting in good faith."

· Create a 10% tax credit for homeowners who do not itemize their taxes.

· Create a $10 billion fund to help victims of predatory loans.

· Authorize bankruptcy judges to reduce mortgage principal.

"...If the government can bail out investment banks on Wall Street, then we can extend a hand to folks who are struggling on Main Street." -- Obama*

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Last updated November 06 2008: 11:36 AM ET
Source: *June 9, 2008, Speech, Raleigh, N.C.
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