August 31st, 2009
06:49 PM ET
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Mortgage program hasn't helped enough, some say

The Making Home Affordable Program aims to help homeowners avoid losing their homes to foreclosures.
The Making Home Affordable Program aims to help homeowners avoid losing their homes to foreclosures.

(CNN) - When President Obama unveiled the Making Home Affordable Program in March, he said it would help "responsible folks who have been making their payments" reduce their monthly mortgage bills and avoid losing their homes to foreclosure.

But six months into the program, only 6 percent of the 4 million eligible homeowners have gotten help. A lot more say they've been frustrated with the runaround they've been getting from lenders.

Are the new program's growing pains responsible for the slow start, as bankers say, or is pain to their bottom lines really preventing the program from working, as critics say?

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  1. marylander

    where is the bail out money go?Mr Oblabblab has been quiet about this,huh?

    September 1, 2009 01:04 am at 1:04 am |
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