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David M. Abromowitz Archives

Helping America’s renters

It’s time for the Federal Housing Finance Agency to capitalize the National Housing Trust Fund.

By David M. Abromowitz | Monday, July 29, 2013

Why Arcane Mortgage Rules Matter for the Middle Class

homeownersHousing-finance policy decisions being made in Washington will determine whether working Americans and their children will be able to move into the middle class and achieve economic independence.

By David M. Abromowitz | Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Housing Market Is Not Only for Homeowners

A woman walks next to a article icon Issue Brief As we chart the path to housing finance reform in the coming months, we must pursue approaches that create a lasting 21st-century finance system and meet the needs of both renters and homeowners.

By David M. Abromowitz | Monday, December 10, 2012

Homeowner Refinancing Would Kick-Start the Economy

David Abromowitz and Steve Fischman explain why homeowner refinancings would boost economic recovery.

By David M. Abromowitz and Steve Fischman | Thursday, April 19, 2012

Take a Load Off, Fannie: A Bold Plan to Boost Housing

David Abromowitz and John Griffith discuss the benefits of principal reduction for homeowners and lenders alike.

By David M. Abromowitz and John Griffith | Friday, March 9, 2012

Rewarding Homeowners for Good Behavior

President Obama has renewed his commitment to struggling homeowners. It’s time for Congress and federal regulators to do the same, write John Griffith, Janneke Ratcliffe, and David Abromowitz.

By John Griffith, Janneke Ratcliffe, and David M. Abromowitz | Thursday, February 2, 2012

Rehabilitate to Rent

article icon Issue Brief David Abromowitz and John Griffith explain why ramping up the pace of rehab-to-rent would benefit the economy.

By David M. Abromowitz and John Griffith | Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Renting Our Way Out of the Foreclosure Glut

The Center for American Progress presents a way to help our housing markets and American taxpayers through a “rehab-to-rent” program on foreclosed homes.

By Sarah Rosen Wartell, David M. Abromowitz, Bracken Hendricks, Alon Cohen, Jordan Eizenga, and John Griffith | Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Politics Most Blatant

David Abromowitz and David Min expose the self-serving conservative excuses behind the “primer” issued by the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission’s Republican minority.

By David M. Abromowitz and David Min | Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Making the Community Reinvestment Act More Effective

Sarah Wartell testifies before the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation on making the Community Reinvestment Act a more effective tool to help meet the needs of our communities.

By Sarah Rosen Wartell, Janneke Ratcliffe, and David M. Abromowitz | Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Homeownership Done Right

book_alt2 icon Report Report from David Abromowitz and Janneke Ratcliffe explains how successful affordable housing programs can help point the way forward out of the U.S. housing crisis.

By David M. Abromowitz and Janneke Ratcliffe | Thursday, April 1, 2010

A Path to Homeownership

book_alt2 icon Report Report from Rick Jacobus and David M. Abromowitz explains shared equity purchase assistance and how it would help promote homeownership.

By Rick Jacobus and David M. Abromowitz | Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Meeting the Jobs Challenge

book_alt2 icon Report Report on how to avoid another jobless—or job-loss—economic recovery.

By David M. Abromowitz, Heather Boushey, Michael Ettlinger, Kate Gordon, Bracken Hendricks, Andrew Jakabovics, Michael Linden, David Madland, and Sarah Rosen Wartell | Wednesday, December 2, 2009

One in Seven

David Abromowitz offers recommendations for finally getting ahead of the foreclosure crisis, which is seeing one in seven homeowners default on their loans.

By David M. Abromowitz | Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Danger of Untargeted Home Buying Credits

David Abromowitz explains why extending untargeted home buying credits misses an opportunity for more effective economic stimulus.

By David M. Abromowitz | Tuesday, October 6, 2009