But there’s really on one way to say it…
Taxpayers and your mortgage lender will share the costs of lowering your payments to 31% of your income. That may mean interest rates as low as 2%. Or you may get the principal reduced. And if you pay your mortgage on time, the taxpayers will pay off as much as $1,000 of your loan each year for five years. For someone on $50,000 a year, this could be worth $4,500 a year, tax free. Those whose mortgage payments are less than 38% of their income get no help.
The Housing Bailout: Do You Qualify? – WSJ.com. Read the whole thing.
This is disgraceful.