In an unconventional approach to tackling the housing crisis, Rep. Marcy Kaptur, a democrat from Ohio, is reportedly telling troubled homeowners to exercise squatter's rights in the hopes of keeping their properties.
From the Toledo Blade:
"I'm saying to them possession is 99 percent of the law; you stay in your house," Miss Kaptur said yesterday, continuing a crusade she started several weeks ago in Congress and CNN picked up Thursday night...
She urged homeowners not to panic and leave their home just because they receive a foreclosure notice from their lender, and she said they should demand that the mortgage-holder produce a mortgage audit.
"I say to the American people, you be squatters in your own homes. Don't you leave," she said during a speech in Congress earlier this month.