By Jay Heflin - 06/21/10 03:38 PM EDT
To support the claim, the HUD chief released a scorecard on the housing market that showed after 30 straight months of decline, home prices have leveled off and are expected to begin adjusting upward.
It also showed that since April 2009, 2.8 million homeowners have received restructured mortgages through Obama's loan modification programs, and more than 2.5 million families used the First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit to purchase a home. The credit was a part of the first stimulus bill Obama signed into law shortly after taking office.
The scorecard that was introduced Monday will be updated monthly to give consumers an ongoing snapshot of the housing market.
"This scorecard will allow the America people to monitor the administration's efforts to strengthen the housing market on a monthly basis and hold the government and industry accountable," Donovan said.