Barney Frank says we should. From today’s Boston Herald:

Rep. Barney Frank is twisting the arms of U.S. Treasury officials to get them to use some of the federal government’s massive bailout fund to help unemployed homeowners pay their mortgages.

Frank, the influential chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, said yesterday he’s been in contact with the Treasury about establishing a loan program for jobless Americans struggling to pay monthly mortgage bills.

“These are responsible people,” the Newton Democrat said of jobless workers facing foreclosures.

The people he wants to help weren’t involved in subprime mortgages and only need loans to pay mortgage bills until they find a job, said Frank, who is backing a bill to create such a loan program.

What are your thoughts? Should we help our fellow neighbor in his/her time of need? Or: As Someone once said: “When it comes to giving out money for nothing, it really is like feeding pigeons. When you start there’s just a few. Soon enough you’re surrounded by hundreds of them.”

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Over the course of 20 years in the Boston downtown real estate market, John represented and sold numerous, condominiums, investment and development properties in Greater Boston and in the surrounding suburbs

In addition to representing Boston condo buyers and sellers, John is currently one of the most recognized Boston condo blog writers regarding Boston condominiums and residential real estate markets. John's insights and observations about the Boston condo market have been seen in a wide variety of the most established local & national media outlets including; Banker and Tradesman, Boston Magazine The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald and NewsWeek and Fortune magazine, among others.


For over 24 years, John Ford, of Ford Realty Inc., has been actively involved in the real estate industry. He started his career in commercial real estate with a national firm Spaulding & Slye and quickly realized that he had a passion for residential properties. In 1999, John entered the residential real estate market, and in 2000 John Started his own firm Ford Realty Inc. As a broker, his clients have come to love his fun, vivacious, and friendly attitude. He prides himself on bringing honesty and integrity to the entire home buying and selling process. In addition to helping buyers and sellers, he also works with rental clients. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new Boston condo or rent an apartment, you’ll quickly learn why John has a 97% closing rate.


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