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Investor Interest Shouldn’t Derail Rehab-to-Rent Pilot

Alon Cohen explains that selling Fannie Mae’s foreclosed properties individually is risky while selling the properties in bulk ensures these foreclosed properties provide affordable, stable rental housing.

By Alon Cohen | Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Scoring of Fannie Mae’s ‘Rehab-to-Rent’ Pilots Gets Better

Alon Cohen updates CAP’s scorecard for Fannie Mae’s pilot program to convert foreclosed homes to rental properties.

By Alon Cohen | Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Joint Ventures Will Strengthen Rehab-to-Rent Housing Pilot

Alon Cohen explains how joint ventures with community organizations will benefit Fannie Mae’s pilot program to rehabilitate its foreclosed homes to create more rental housing.

By Alon Cohen | Monday, June 25, 2012

Give the Rehab-to-Rent Pilot Program in California a Chance

Alon Cohen explains why California representatives in Congress are wrong to prematurely condemn what is designed to be a pilot program.

By Alon Cohen | Thursday, April 19, 2012

Don’t Let the Talk of the Coming Foreclosure Flood Distract You from the Recovery

Alon Cohen questions talk of a short-term rise in foreclosures due to a settlement with mortgage servicers and says this settlement could in reality prevent more foreclosures from happening.

By Alon Cohen and Daniel Molitor | Friday, March 9, 2012

Scoring Fannie Mae’s ‘Rehab-to-Rent’ Pilots

The program is off to a promising start, but Alon Cohen and John Griffith are keeping an eye on affordable housing and responsible oversight.

By Alon Cohen and John Griffith | Friday, March 9, 2012

Understanding the New Mortgage Foreclosure Settlement

David Min and Alon Cohen parse today’s announcement to see how it helps homeowners and housing markets while holding lenders accountable for the housing crisis.

By David Min and Alon Cohen | Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Ramp Begins for ‘Rehab-to-Rent’

Fannie Mae’s new pilot program with its portfolio of foreclosed properties is a step in the right direction, but policymakers must tread lightly, caution John Griffith, Alon Cohen, and Jordan Eizenga.

By John Griffith, Alon Cohen, and Jordan Eizenga | Thursday, February 2, 2012

Getting to the Bottom of the Housing Crisis

CAP’s housing experts detail how President Obama’s new mortgage crisis working group can bring order and justice to our housing finance system and help rebuild our economy.

By Janneke Ratcliffe, Alon Cohen, and Jordan Eizenga | Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Rehab-to-Rent Can Help Hard-Hit Communities and Our Economy

book_alt2 icon Report Alon Cohen, Jordan Eizenga, John Griffith, Bracken Hendricks, and Adam James lay out a plan for removing a portion of government-owned foreclosed properties from the glutted for-sale market by converting them to affordable rental units.

By Alon Cohen, Jordan Eizenga, John Griffith, Bracken Hendricks, and Adam James | Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Mortgage Mediation Wins Another Supporter

Alon Cohen examines the reasons why we need to act on the new recommendations.

By Alon Cohen | Thursday, January 12, 2012

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

Putting People Back to Work Through Rehabbing and Renting Foreclosures

Alon Cohen and Jordan Eizenga detail an exciting proposal to help stabilize the housing market while boosting employment.

By Alon Cohen and Jordan Eizenga | Thursday, August 4, 2011

New Source of Mortgage Mediation Funds

Alon Cohen notes that more states are adding and expanding these successful programs. Any legal settlement with the nation’s largest lenders and servicers for mortgage servicing fraud should support them.

By Alon Cohen | Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Federal Mortgage Servicing Settlement Scoops States

Alon Cohen explores how the new settlements between mortgage servicers and federal regulators may force state attorneys general to impose fines instead of seeking improved mortgage servicing practices.

By Alon Cohen | Thursday, April 14, 2011