Helping Veterans and Families Facing Foreclosure
Keeping Families in their Homes
Thousands of people in Macomb County have worked hard and played by the rules — but they're still worried about being able to afford to stay in their homes. Bad trade deals and Michigan's decade-long recession have taken their toll. And predatory lenders have taken advantage of too many families. Foreclosures don't just hurt families. They hurt communities.
As Macomb County Clerk and Register of Deeds, Steve will protect veterans and families facing foreclosure.
Steve's Record of Fighting Against Foreclosures
In the Michigan Legislature, Steve introduced legislation to give local governments more control in handling foreclosures. He voted to force mortgage lenders to negotiate with homeowners before starting the foreclosure process. He has fought against predatory lenders taking advantage of homeowners. And Steve voted to create a state fund to make restitution payments to victims of fraudulent mortgage foreclosure relief scams.
Steve will use his experience of fighting against foreclosures to help Macomb County families stay in their homes.
Standing Up for Veterans
As the son of a veteran, Steve has always worked to make sure we honor those who have sacrificed so much for our country. Steve has a strong record of working to increase opportunities for veterans. He has held many community events in Macomb County to assist veterans and was honored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars for his work.
In the state Senate, Steve co-sponsored a 2017 bill forgiving student debt for veterans. He voted for a 2014 law allowing hiring preferences for veterans. In 2017, he voted to require a percentage of state contracts go to disabled veterans. He voted in 2018 to exempt veterans from Medicaid work requirements.
Steve will continue to fight for veterans in Macomb County.
Keeping Veterans in their Homes
We owe it to those who have served our nation to do everything we can to make sure they don't face foreclosure. No veteran should ever be homeless, but far too many are.
In the state Legislature, Steve voted to help veterans behind on their property taxes. He has consistently voted for more funding for veterans’ homes. He co-sponsored a 2016 law creating a veterans’ ombudsman office to help cut down on red tape and in 2017, he voted to expand it. In 2017, Steve voted to give veterans free state ID cards.
As Macomb County Clerk and Register of Deeds, Steve will fight to make sure no veteran loses his or her home.