The start of the 115th Congress presents an important opportunity to strengthen communities, expand employment, raise wages, and build the infrastructure that will power the U.S. economy in the 21st-century.
A two-pronged attack is necessary to break down structural barriers that are preventing low-income families from finding affordable housing.
The affordable housing challenges facing rural communities demand a careful look at strategies that can boost credit and help rural communities thrive.
A rule recently proposed by the Federal Housing Finance Agency could help facilitate a more affordable and fair housing market.
The United States needs a two-pronged approach to housing policy that supports residential mobility to high opportunity areas and promotes reinvestment in economically impoverished neighborhoods.
America’s homeownership rate stands at its lowest point in two decades. If structured right, lease-purchase agreements could potentially offer consumers a path toward homeownership.
Drawing on the most successful elements of previous efforts is the key to designing strong and effective renter savings programs.
Single-family rental securitization needs to be managed responsibly in order to protect consumer interests.
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.
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.
The Mortgage Finance Working Group lays out steps to transform how we fund rental housing.
Housing-finance policy decisions being made in Washington will determine whether working Americans and their children will be able to move into the middle class and achieve economic independence.
As we chart the path to housing finance reform in the coming months, we must pursue approaches that create a lasting 21st-century finance system and meet the needs of both renters and homeowners.
CAP's Mortgage Finance Working Group offers recommendations in this report for the troubled multifamily rental housing market.