Statements about Housing

"Over 300K home owner suicides attributed to foreclosures."

When Republicans last controlled the presidency and Congress, "the number of people on food stamps (and) the number of people in low-income housing went through the roof."  

Chris Christie "helped funnel $6 million in federal Hurricane Sandy money to a senior center in Belleville, N.J., a place that suffered no damage."

Federal law requires residents to participate in the U.S. government’s American Community Survey.

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

"78702 is the second-most gentrified ZIP code in the entire country."

"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."

Newark is "now home to one-third of all commercial and multi-family development."

Says "nearly 29,000 Oregonians — almost 5 percent of all homeowners — are 90 days or more delinquent on their mortgage."

A Republican housing finance reform bill "would eliminate a person’s ability to obtain 15- and 30-year mortgages."

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

"It is legal in Ohio to fire an employee or evict a tenant just for being gay."

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

"Fourteen million Americans' mortgages are greater than the value of their homes."

A "foreclosure tax" that would take effect in 2013 could mean a high tax bill for those facing foreclosure and millions of families who modified their mortgage or had a short sale through their lender.

U.S. House opponent Paul Ryan supports "cutting funding for veterans by 24 percent."

"Sen. Bob Menendez voted to enact a new tax on the sale of homes of 3.8%."

Under Obama, home values in Florida collapsed, construction jobs were lost and the state had a high foreclosure rate.

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