Bernanke: Fed Should Help Turn Foreclosures Into Rentals

Stefanos Chen
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Most of Washington's initiatives to staunch the flow of foreclosures glutting the housing market have been woefully inadequate. (We're looking at you, HAMP, HAFA and HARP). But a new idea put forth by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke might actually make a dent in the bank-owned backlog: Allow renters to move into foreclosures.

HousingWire reports that the chairman endorsed the idea in a letter sent Wednesday to ranking members of the House Committee of Financial Services.