Statements about Housing

Under a proposed bill, a $100,000 home’s flood insurance premium would be "maybe $200 or $300 annually."

"Over the past 35 years, Florida families have paid into the (National Flood Insurance Program) over $16 billion, four times more than the amount they have received in claim reimbursements."

"Tampa got more (federal housing) money because they scored higher on the blight scoring system, so they've got a much bigger problem than we do."

"Pasco County has the second highest population of homeless in all of Florida."

"I still live in the same working-class neighborhood I grew up in."

Says Jeff Brandes voted to allow state-run Citizens Property Insurance to dump policies onto "out-of-state, unregulated private companies."

"Today 46 percent of all Floridians owe more on their home than it is worth."

"Almost 10 percent of Canadians came to visit Florida last year ... (Canadians) buy 7.4 percent of our homes in the state."

Of the more than 1.3 million temporary mortgage modifications, over half have defaulted.  

"(Jeff) Atwater's bank was so weak that just a few months ago it was shut down by the FDIC."

Mortgage fraud is "up 400 percent in the last five years."

"My opponent here has accepted money from Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae (and) hosted subprime mortgage seminars."  

Jeff Greene "is the king of the undercover Credit Default Swap that brought about the destruction of our economy that we have right now."

Bill McCollum explained his lack of action on mortgage fraud by saying, "You can't do everything."

"McCollum admitted he didn't think that the subprime mortgage crisis was a big deal, telling reporters he thought that the subprime collapse had been exaggerated by the media and investors and that 'it's not the end of the world.' "

Florida "has the second-highest foreclosure rate in the nation."

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