Statements about Housing
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."
"44% of homeless people are employed."
"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.
Mitt Romney said we should let foreclosures "hit the bottom."
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