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March 2, 2009 at 4:57 PM

Bankruptcy laws

Preventing vacant homes and homelessness

Why some members of Congress are still bowing down to the banks and lenders that caused this economic mess is beyond me.

One simple change in bankruptcy laws to allow a judge to modify a primary-home loan, as a judge can now do on vacation homes and apartments makes sense.

It would allow people to live in their primary residence and continue to pay on a modified loan, preventing a home from being vacant, awaiting foreclosure. It would also prevent these people from becoming homeless and requiring some government agency to find housing for them and their families.

— Harriet Benjamin, Seattle

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