At least half of the $2.5 billion mortgage settlement fund that is supposed to aid ailing homeowners is being used to cover other state-related projects, an article published by USA Today on October 8 stated.

According to the list of the National Conference of State Legislatures, most states who received the mortgage settlement fund allotted at least $1 billion to general funds, state budgets, and other non-housing related funding. The $2.5 billion fund is supposed to help troubled homeowners who were threatened by foreclosure due to the shady mortgage practices of lenders.

Enterprise Community Partners’ Andrew Jakabovics said only about $1.4 billion is being spent by the states for housing purposes.

Large parts of the settlement fund were received by states that were mostly affected by the housing crisis.

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