WASHINGTON (CNN) - New York Sen. Hillary Clinton announced her plan to protect American homeowners from mortgage lending abuses at a speech in Derry, New Hampshire on Tuesday.
"We need to put an end to fly-by-night mortgage brokers peddling loans to unqualified applicants based on inflated appraisals," she said. "We need to help those facing the pain of foreclosure. We need to secure the marketplace and put reforms in place right now."
Clinton promised that, as president, she would "curb unfair lending practices and hold brokers and lenders accountable, give families the support they need to avoid foreclosure, and increase the supply of affordable housing.”
During her speech, Clinton was joined by a New Hampshire woman who had just lost her home to foreclosure.
Clinton also used the occasion to criticize the state of much of America's infrastructure, including ports, bridges, mass transit and airports. The presidential hopeful said that the United States is "woefully under-invested in as a nation" and promised to return to the Granite State on Wednesday to discuss solutions to the problem.
–CNN Associate Producer Lauren Kornreich