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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

The Importance of the Housing Finance System to America’s Low-Income Families

Julia Gordon and David Sanchez discuss the critical role that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac play in ensuring affordable housing for low- and moderate-income families.

By Julia Gordon and David Sanchez | Monday, March 10, 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

Elementos esenciales de la Reforma Financiera de Vivienda

Casa a la ventaJulia Gordon, la Directora de Finanzas y Política de Vivienda en el Center for American Progress, testifica ante el Comité del Senado sobre Banca, Vivienda y Asuntos Urbanos sobre la reforma del sistema de financiación de la vivienda.

By Julia Gordon | Monday, November 25, 2013

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

Essential Elements of Housing Finance Reform

Home for saleJulia Gordon, Director of Housing Finance and Policy at the Center for American Progress, testifies before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee about housing finance reform.

By Julia Gordon | Thursday, September 12, 2013

Examining the Proper Role of the Federal Housing Administration in Our Mortgage Insurance Market

Home saleJulia Gordon, Director of Housing Finance and Policy at the Center for American Progress, testifies before the House Committee on Financial Services.

By Julia Gordon | Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Congress Must Stop Using Fannie and Freddie as Piggy Banks

Guarantee fees are the primary source of revenue for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, allowing them to offset operational costs and reserve against credit risk on the home loans they back. Without that income, Fannie and Freddie cannot provide liquidity to the U.S. mortgage market.

By John Griffith and Julia Gordon | Friday, December 7, 2012

Strengthening the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Proposed Mortgage Servicing Standards

Foreclosure signA comment letter from the Center for American Progress outlines three main ways the bureau can strengthen its proposed standards.

By Julia Gordon | Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Extend and Broaden the Mortgage Debt Relief Act Now

We are at risk of taxing troubled homeowners at a time when they can least afford it.

By Mark Goldhaber and Julia Gordon | Wednesday, September 5, 2012

It’s Time to Talk About Housing

article icon Issue Brief John Griffith, Julia Gordon, and David Sanchez lay out seven essential questions the presidential candidates need to answer on housing.

By John Griffith, Julia Gordon, and David Sanchez | Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Julia Gordon

Julia Gordon is the Director of Housing Finance and Policy at American Progress. Her work focuses on stabilizing the housing market, shaping the future of housing finance, and other housing-related policies. Prior to joining American Progress, Julia managed the single-family policy team at the Federal Housing Finance Agency, focusing on aligning and improving Fannie Mae […]

Monday, July 2, 2012