David Min and Alon Cohen parse today’s announcement to see how it helps homeowners and housing markets while holding lenders accountable for the housing crisis.
President Obama has renewed his commitment to struggling homeowners. It’s time for Congress and federal regulators to do the same, write John Griffith, Janneke Ratcliffe, and David Abromowitz.
Fannie Mae’s new pilot program with its portfolio of foreclosed properties is a step in the right direction, but policymakers must tread lightly, caution John Griffith, Alon Cohen, and Jordan Eizenga.
CAP’s housing experts detail how President Obama’s new mortgage crisis working group can bring order and justice to our housing finance system and help rebuild our economy.
Report Alon Cohen, Jordan Eizenga, John Griffith, Bracken Hendricks, and Adam James lay out a plan for removing a portion of government-owned foreclosed properties from the glutted for-sale market by converting them to affordable rental units.
Alon Cohen examines the reasons why we need to act on the new recommendations.
John Griffith applauds the Federal Reserve for urging policymakers to do more to help the housing market, and calls for the Obama administration, Congress, and federal regulators to act on the advice.
Issue Brief John Griffith, Jasmin Jones, and Sophia Kerby discuss how the "Occupy Our Homes" movement relates to communities of color.
The consumer perspective must be front and center in FHFA decisions about mortgage-servicing compensation after the robo-signing scandal, write Peter Swire and Jordan Eizenga.
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.
Sarah Rosen Wartell testifies before the House Committee on Financial Services about the financial status of the Federal Housing Administration’s Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund.
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.
HARP changes are welcome, but more can be done to help struggling homeowners, write Sarah Rosen Wartell and Jordan Eizenga.
Jordan Eizenga maps out why the Obama administration program is a success that needs another year extension to help our housing market.
CAP Senior Fellow Janneke Ratcliffe testifies before the House Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government-Sponsored Enterprises.