Senate IGR hearing scheduled for UNT Dallas

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 @ 5:38PM

Although the State of Texas has weathered the recent housing recession better than other states, we still have far too many families who have come face-to-face face with the possibility of foreclosure and the prospect of becoming homeless.

As Chair of the Senate Intergovernmental Relations Committee, I have always sought ways to protect families from these dire consequences and looked for new and innovative ideas to ensure a balance between home costs and economic development. In moving out of the recession, we must explore mechanisms to re-ignite a housing market where there is a sizable inventory of pre-existing homes. This presents even more competition for builders in a newly-defined, lending environment when it comes to finding qualified buyers.

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