Brown’s housing acts to help communities

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Brown’s housing acts to help communities

Warren Tribune – A recent Tribune Chronicle article noted that community leaders in areas affected by the foreclosure crisis are looking for ways to prevent blight (”Foreclosure leaves renters, condo owners in middle,” June 5). They are not alone. Strong communities are critical to providing the stability needed to keep families safe and bring new jobs to Ohio.

That’s why I recently introduced the Foreclosure Fraud and Homeowner Abuse Prevention Act of 2011, which would protect homeowners from servicer errors, miscommunications, abusive fees, end the rush to foreclosure, and require servicers to work with homeowners to find sustainable mortgages and more.

The need to strengthen our communities is why I also fought for the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) in the Housing and Economic Recovery Act and introduced the Community Regeneration, Sustainability, and Innovation (CRSI) Act, which would help communities develop plans to revitalize and utilize vacant and abandoned houses that diminish property values.

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