renting foreclosed houses to former owners

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I proposed this when the crisis first hit. Too late for millions of people in thousands of neighborhoods:

“Fannie Mae, the country’s largest mortgage holder, announced today that it is adopting a version of a “right to rent” policy under which foreclosed homeowners will be allowed to stay in their home paying the market rent. Under Fannie Mae’s Deed for Lease Program, foreclosed homeowners will be offered a lease of up to one year, in exchange for turning over the deed to their home. The lease will be at the prevailing market rent.”