7 Questions Candidates Need to Answer on the Housing Crisis
Posted by Matthew Brian Hersh on August 16, 2012
Aside from Romney VP pick Paul Ryan proposing to abolish Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, any talk of fixing the ongoing housing crisis has been notably absent in 2012. This week, however, Home for Good, a national campaign to inject housing into the national narrative, launched a new phase in its effort by unveiling seven questions for candidates to consider.
The questions, part of a panel discussion hosted by the Center for American Progress and the National Council of La Raza, seek clarity in how candidates would handle and industry that has "caused extraordinary damage," according to David Stevens, president of the Mortgage Bankers Association and former FHA head. "How do we get hope back into the housing system?"
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Matthew Brian Hersh proudly served as senior editor at Shelterforce from March 2008 to October 2012. He studied English at Rutgers University and has spent his professional career in journalism, policy, and politics. He displays many of the trappings of a New Jersey sports fan: dispirited Mets fan, former Nets fan before they left the state, and normally satisfied Giants fan. Hersh lives in Highland Park, NJ with his wife and two children.