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Meet the New Landlords: The Rise of Single-Family Investors in the Housing Market

Sarah Edelman writes on changes in the rental landscape since the foreclosure crisis.

By Sarah Edelman | Monday, September 22, 2014

As More Households Rent, How Can We Encourage Them to Save?

contemplating real-estate documents article icon Issue Brief Drawing on the most successful elements of previous efforts is the key to designing strong and effective renter savings programs.

By David M. Abromowitz and Sarah Edelman | Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Is the FHA Distressed Asset Stabilization Program Meeting Its Goals?

row houses book_alt2 icon Report On DASP’s two-year anniversary, CAP provides recommendations for how the Federal Housing Administration can better help neighborhoods and homeowners while still saving money for taxpayers.

By Sarah Edelman, Julia Gordon, and Aashna Desai | Friday, September 5, 2014

Can FHFA Save the Mortgage Market?

A housing development in Orange County, California.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.

By Sarah Edelman and Julia Gordon | Friday, May 23, 2014

What Happens When Wall Street Owns the Neighborhood?

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.

By David Sanchez and Sarah Edelman | Thursday, February 27, 2014

When Wall Street Buys Main Street

book_alt2 icon Report Single-family rental securitization needs to be managed responsibly in order to protect consumer interests.

By Sarah Edelman, with Julia Gordon and David Sanchez | Thursday, February 27, 2014

Why the Nation’s Housing Market Needs Mel Watt

Mel WattThe Federal Housing Finance Agency needs new leadership to tackle the nation’s most urgent housing challenges and build a lasting housing recovery.

By Sarah Edelman and Julia Gordon | Thursday, November 7, 2013

Another Ploy to Rip Off Homeowners

The Federal Housing Finance Agency needs to reform force-placed insurance.

By Sarah Edelman | Friday, September 20, 2013

Cash for Homes: Policy Implications of an Investor-Led Housing Recovery

Home for sale article icon 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.

By Sarah Edelman | Thursday, September 5, 2013

Student-Loan Debt Has a Rippling Negative Effect on the Broader Economy

Student-loan debtIn 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.

By Joe Valenti, Sarah Edelman, and Tobin Van Ostern | Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Sarah Edelman

Sarah Edelman is a Policy Analyst on the Housing Finance and Policy team at American Progress. Her work focuses on foreclosure prevention, single-family rental, and promoting access to affordable housing. Edelman’s publications have been cited by The Financial Times, MSNBC, and Bloomberg, among others, and have been used as a resource by numerous advocacy and […]

Tuesday, January 22, 2013