7 Questions Candidates Need to Answer on the Housing Crisis

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?”

Check out the seven questions here and read more about the Home for Good campaign here.

Matthew Brian Hersh 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.


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