The letter follows the exclusion of Ohio from the innovation fund and asks the President to reassess the criteria so that Ohio and similar states are eligible for the program.
"Our delegation has quickly organized to say with one voice, 'This cannot stand,'" said Kucinich.
"I don't know how they hand-selected five states and overlooked Ohio. It makes no sense," said LaTourette.
"You cannot have a conversation about the foreclosure crisis in this country without including Ohio. Ohio had a foreclosure crisis long before the country did," Kucinich said.
"The administration's decision to exclude Ohio from this initiative simply fails to address the totality of the foreclosure crisis. On the heels of the HAMP program that has similarly failed to deliver relief to Ohioans, I cannot understand how the administration could make a mistake of this magnitude," Kucinich added.
The others members of the Ohio delegation that signed the letter are: Marcia L. Fudge; Bety Sutton; Michael Turner; Tim Ryan; Steve Driehaus; Marcy Kaptur; Mary Jo Kilroy; Charles A. Wilson; John A. Boccieri; Zachary Space; and Patrick J. Tiberi.