Tight credit may be keeping many qualified prospective homeowners on the sidelines, but they might be necessary for a full housing recovery. FHFA Director Mel Watt is working to ensure that qualified borrowers in all parts of the country have a shot at sustainable homeownership.
Institutional investors have bought hundreds of thousands of single-family homes to rent out, and now, Wall Street firms have created a security that is backed by these homes and supported by their rental incomes.
The Federal Housing Finance Agency needs new leadership to tackle the nation’s most urgent housing challenges and build a lasting housing recovery.
The Federal Housing Finance Agency needs to reform force-placed insurance.
Issue Brief Investors can and should be part of our nation’s housing recovery, but there are serious risks associated with leaving neighborhood recovery in the hands of private investors.
In comments submitted to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, CAP and Campus Progress identify some of the financial hurdles that student-loan borrowers may face and how these hurdles may affect the future housing market and economy.
Sarah is a Policy Analyst in the Economic Policy department at American Progress. Her work focuses on housing finance and policy. Prior to joining American Progress, Sarah worked on economic and consumer finance issues as a legislative fellow in the office of Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and as a graduate intern with the Federal Deposit […]