Making the Mortgage Market Work for America’s Families
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.
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.
Cash for Homes: Policy Implications of an Investor-Led Housing Recovery
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.
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.
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.
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.
No Place Like Home
Report In our efforts to end homelessness, we must continue to provide affordable rental housing and comprehensive support to individuals and families facing poverty.
The Challenges to Homeownership in America
Jim Carr delivers remarks at the HomeFree-USA Conference on October 27, 2013.
Transitioning to a New System for Multifamily Finance
The Mortgage Finance Working Group lays out steps to transform how we fund rental housing.
Why President Obama’s Housing Speech Matters to Young People
Housing finance reform has big implications for Millennials’ lifestyles, financial security, and well-being—which is why it’s time for them to pay attention.
Rethinking the Federal Housing Administration
Senior Fellow Jim Carr delivers a speech at the American Enterprise Institute.