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

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

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

A housing development in Orange County, California.

Can FHFA Save the Mortgage Market?

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

Making the Mortgage Market Work for America’s Families

book_alt2 icon Report By supporting core values of access and affordability, the housing-finance system can help provide access to credit, enable families to build wealth, build strong neighborhoods, and support both the local and national economy.

By the Center for American Progress and the National Council of La Raza | Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Home for sale

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

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

Home for sale

A Guide to Housing Finance Reform

The stakes of housing finance reform are huge. In a set of fact sheets, the CAP housing team explains how to get it right.

By the CAP Housing Team | Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Home for sale

Essential Elements of Housing Finance Reform

Julia 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

Corker-Warner Housing Finance Bill an Important Start but Falls Short on Serving America’s Families

On June 25, 2013, Sens. Bob Corker and Mark Warner filed a bill to restructure the government’s role in the housing finance market. In response, CAP and a broad array of housing and civil rights groups sent a letter to the senators explaining how the bill falls short in serving America’s families.

By the CAP Housing Team and Allies | Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Mel Watt

Why the Nation’s Housing Market Needs Mel Watt

The 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

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

Homeless woman in Skid Row

No Place Like Home

book_alt2 icon Report In our efforts to end homelessness, we must continue to provide affordable rental housing and comprehensive support to individuals and families facing poverty.

By Tracey Ross | Thursday, December 5, 2013

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