Eight million people are at risk of losing their homes because Wall Street abandoned responsible lending practices to gain short-term profits. The housing crisis is not just a problem for families facing foreclosure - it's a problem for every homeowner in America. As long as foreclosures persist, home values will keep going down, and everyone loses.
We need your help. Have you been affected by the housing meltdown? Foreclosed on? Underwater? Record your story, or the story of a friend, family member, or neighbor, and send it to us. You can also add your written story along with a photo for the map. Then, watch the video stories of the families, mothers, fathers, and children who have lost, or are losing the place they call home.
CALL YOUR SENATOR
Call your Senator and ask for him/her to put homeowners before banks. Use
your own words when you make the call, but here's an easy script to give you
an idea of what to say:
"This is a message for Senator _______. My name is _______, and I am a
voter in your district. Wall Street has received hundreds of billions of
dollars in taxpayer bailout money, while homeowners haven't received any
help at all. President Obama is trying to change that. The House recently
passed H.R. 1106, the Helping Families Save their Homes Act. Soon, you¹ll
have a chance to support the equivalent bill in the Senate. As a voter, I
urge you to put homeowners first."
To Members of the House and Senate:
The housing crisis is at the heart of the economic meltdown America
faces today. There is no long-term solution to the nation’s problems
without legislation aimed at keeping families in their homes. Judicial
modifications of home mortgages is a modest fix that will prevent
hundreds of thousands of families from facing the devastation of
foreclosure. This sensible legislation will help working and middle
class families stay afloat in challenging times. We urge our elected
representatives to stand up for homeowners by supporting H.R. 1106 and
its counterpart in the Senate.
The banks have received their bailouts; it’s time for working
homeowners to be put first.
Tell your foreclosure story, or one of a family member, friend or neighbor. Click here to send a picture and written story to our map or,
even better, upload a video. Check out video tips and submission information here.
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