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How “Occupy Our Homes” Speaks to Communities of Color

article icon Issue Brief John Griffith, Jasmin Jones, and Sophia Kerby discuss how the "Occupy Our Homes" movement relates to communities of color.

By John Griffith, Jasmin Jones, and Sophia Kerby | Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Too Early to Sound the FHA Alarm

article icon Issue Brief FHA’s immediate financial future is inextricably linked to the health of the housing sector—and the economy as a whole—in the coming years, write Sarah Rosen Wartell and John Griffith.

By Sarah Rosen Wartell and John Griffith | Monday, December 12, 2011

Filling the Financing Gap in the Housing Market

There’s no evidence the private sector is ready to fill gaps in the mortgage market as claimed by some conservatives, write Mark Willis, Janneke Ratcliffe, and John Griffith.

By Mark Willis, Janneke Ratcliffe, and John Griffith | Tuesday, November 22, 2011

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

Renting Our Way Past the Home Foreclosure Crisis

Renting out government-owned foreclosed properties will create jobs, generate revenue, and expand affordable housing, argue David Min, Jordan Eizenga, and John Griffith.

By David Min, Jordan Eizenga, and John Griffith | Thursday, August 11, 2011

A Bipartisan Call for “What Works” Budgeting

John Griffith and Jitinder Kohli call on Congress and the White House to jointly support a comprehensive, results-oriented review of the federal budget.

By John Griffith and Jitinder Kohli | Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Energy

This is the latest in a weekly series of talking points from CAP’s Doing What Works team showing how we can make smart budget cuts and targeted investments that boost government efficiency—not gut essential services.

By John Griffith | Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Procurement

This is the latest in a weekly series from CAP's Doing What Works team showing how we can make smart budget cuts that boost government efficiency, not gut essential services.

By John Griffith | Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Defense

The latest in a weekly series of talking points from CAP’s Doing What Works team shows how we can make smart budget cuts that boost government efficiency.

By John Griffith | Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Viewpoint: Doing What Works

As government programs face greater scrutiny, the new GPRA framework could put more officials in the accountability hot seat. But it's also an opportunity for agencies to restore the public's trust in government, writes John Griffith.

By John Griffith | Friday, April 1, 2011

Designing for Success

William Eggers, John Griffith, and Jitinder Kohli explain how to design new successful government programs.

By William D. Eggers, John Griffith, and Jitinder Kohli | Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Budget Cuts that Work

Congress should use the new GAO report to help identify areas of the federal budget that are ripe for cutting, write Donna Cooper and John Griffith.

By Donna Cooper and John Griffith | Thursday, March 3, 2011

A Results-First Approach to Cost Reduction

Without a serious evaluation of program effectiveness, politics tend to dictate important budget decisions, and arguments over stakeholder interests and political palatability drown out important questions of real-world impact.

By Jitinder Kohli and John Griffith | Wednesday, February 23, 2011

“What Works” Budgeting

The Obama administration should adopt the “Reviewing What Works” process for evaluating program effectiveness, write Jitinder Kohli and John Griffith.

By Jitinder Kohli and John Griffith | Thursday, February 17, 2011