For Immediate Release

Contact: 

Nathan White (202)225-5871

Congressman Dennis Kucinich

Kucinich, LaTourette, 11 Other Members of Ohio Delegation Demand Foreclosure Relief

Request that Administration Reevaluate Criteria Used to Assess Foreclosure Crisis

WASHINGTON - Congressmen
Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) and Steven LaTourette (R-OH), with 11 other
Members of the Ohio delegation, have sent a letter to President Obama
demanding that the administration reassess the criteria used to develop
the $1.5 billion "innovation fund" to provide grants to "the states
that are the hardest hit by this housing crisis." 

The
letter follows the exclusion of Ohio from the innovation fund and asks
the President to reassess the criteria so that Ohio and similar states
are eligible for the program.

"You
cannot have a conversation about the foreclosure crisis in this country
without including Ohio. Ohio had a foreclosure crisis long before the
country did. The administration's decision to exclude Ohio from this
initiative simply fails to address the totality of the foreclosure
crisis. On the heels of the HAMP program that has similarly failed to
deliver relief to Ohioans, I cannot understand how the administration
could make a mistake of this magnitude.  Our delegation has quickly
organized to say with one voice, ‘This cannot stand,'" said Kucinich. 

"I don't know how they hand-selected five states and overlooked Ohio.  It makes no sense," said LaTourette. 

View the letter with signatures here

 

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