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Infographic: The Discrimination that Remains Beyond Marriage

Despite our nation’s progress on marriage equality, it remains legal to discriminate against LGBT workers, customers, students, renters, and homebuyers in a majority of states.

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The Supreme Court Could Strike Down a Key Provision of Housing Discrimination Law

A ruling against disparate impact analysis would be a blow to the nation’s larger civil rights laws and to some of its most vulnerable populations.

El Centro

Language Access Is a Consumer Protection Issue

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Language Access Plan is a step toward empowering consumers with limited English proficiency to participate fully in the financial marketplace.

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Valuing All Our Families

book_alt2 icon Report Stable, healthy marriages and relationships can bolster the economic security and well-being of adults and children.

Foreclosed house

Inequality, Opportunity, and the Housing Market

Julia Gordon, Director of Housing Finance and Policy at the Center for American Progress, recently testified before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development. Her testimony provides recommendations for increasing access to safe and affordable credit.

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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.

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Is the FHA Distressed Asset Stabilization Program Meeting Its Goals?

book_alt2 icon Report On DASP’s two-year anniversary, CAP provides recommendations for how the Federal Housing Administration can better help neighborhoods and homeowners while still saving money for taxpayers.

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.

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.

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.

Expanding Access Through Responsible Innovation: The Market Access Fund

article icon Fact Sheet The Market Access Fund can help our housing finance system innovate new products and serve all markets.

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