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What should government do to help underwater homeowners?

Posted at 3:55 PM on October 25, 2011 by Paul Tosto
Filed under: Housing and mortgages

Earlier today we highlighted the stories of Minnesotans who've struggled with mortgage problems from owing more on the mortgage than what their house is worth to trying to navigate the increasingly complex refinancing system.

But even with as bad as things have been, the majority of Minnesotans have been able to stay current on their mortgages and still hold a home value greater than the debt owed.

If you haven't been touched by the mortgage crisis, what do you think government should do to help those who have? Click on the map icons below to hear from those Minnesotans. Then add your voice.

View Minnesotans unhurt by mortgage problems in a full screen map


About Paul Tosto

Paul Tosto

Paul Tosto writes the Big Story Blog for MPR News. He joined the newsroom in 2008 after more than 20 years reporting on education, politics and the economy for news wires and newspapers across the country.