These days leadership seems so scarce. While millions loose homes to foreclosure and neighborhoods are blighted by the rise of abandoned and trashed home, our inept President and our "do nothing" congress offers nothing to bring relief to the escalating problem. Fairfax County (Virginia) Board Chairman Gerald Connolly demonstrated bold leadership by arranging for Fairfax County to purchase these properties and offer low interest loans to new owner occupants. This effort provides a reasonable approach to reduce abandon properties, maintain quality neighborhoods, and provide some affordable housing Fairfax County. Finally someone is doing something.