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Valuing All Our Families

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

by Shawn Fremstad & Melissa Boteach | Monday, January 12, 2015

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

No Place Like Home

Homeless woman in Skid Row 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

The Challenges to Homeownership in America

HousingJim Carr delivers remarks at the HomeFree-USA Conference on October 27, 2013.

by Jim Carr | Thursday, November 7, 2013

A Guide to Housing Finance Reform

Home for saleThe 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

Transitioning to a New System for Multifamily Finance

The Mortgage Finance Working Group lays out steps to transform how we fund rental housing.

by The Mortgage Finance Working Group | Thursday, August 15, 2013

Why President Obama’s Housing Speech Matters to Young People

For saleHousing finance reform has big implications for Millennials’ lifestyles, financial security, and well-being—which is why it’s time for them to pay attention.

by Jessica Kaushal | Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Rethinking the Federal Housing Administration

Senior Fellow Jim Carr delivers a speech at the American Enterprise Institute.

by Jim Carr | Friday, July 12, 2013

Student-Loan Debt Has a Rippling Negative Effect on the Broader Economy

Student-loan debtIn comments submitted to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, CAP and Campus Progress identify some of the financial hurdles that student-loan borrowers may face and how these hurdles may affect the future housing market and economy.

by Joe Valenti, Sarah Edelman, and Tobin Van Ostern | Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Public Proposals for the Future of the Housing Finance System

Home soldSenior Fellow Janneke Ratcliffe testifies before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

by Janneke Ratcliffe | Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Protecting Consumers and Preserving Lending Programs

Home for saleThe Center for American Progress Housing team submits comments to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on the qualified mortgage rule’s concurrent proposal.

by the CAP Housing Team | Friday, March 1, 2013

Why Arcane Mortgage Rules Matter for the Middle Class

homeownersHousing-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.

by David M. Abromowitz | Thursday, February 21, 2013

Examining the Proper Role of the Federal Housing Administration in Our Mortgage Insurance Market

Home saleJulia Gordon, Director of Housing Finance and Policy at the Center for American Progress, testifies before the House Committee on Financial Services.

by Julia Gordon | Wednesday, February 6, 2013

How the Debt Ceiling Fight Could Derail the Housing Recovery

A foreclosed homeFailure to raise the debt ceiling could have a significant effect on the U.S. housing market and seriously damage our recovery.

by Christian E. Weller | Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Housing Market Is Not Only for Homeowners

A woman walks next to a article icon Issue Brief 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.

by David M. Abromowitz | Monday, December 10, 2012