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Sharing the Pain and Gain in the Housing Market Report
A foreclosure sign outside of a home. Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Housing Finance Agency could prevent foreclosures by combining principal reduction with

Sharing the Pain and Gain in the Housing Market

John Griffith and Jordan Eizenga explain why Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Housing Finance Agency should embrace a targeted principal-reduction program for certain deeply underwater loans it owns or guarantees.

John Griffith, Jordan Eizenga

The Importance of a Homeowner Bill of Rights Article
Attorney General Eric Holder, center, accompanied by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, right, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, and other federal and state officials, announces a settlement regarding mortgage loan servicing and foreclosure abuse. (AP/Cliff Owen)

The Importance of a Homeowner Bill of Rights

Peter Swire and Jordan Eizenga detail how proposed rules for increased transparency in the servicing of mortgages will benefit all involved.

Peter Swire, Jordan Eizenga

Manufacturing Bonds Article
Vice President Joe Biden tours Wrap-Tite, Inc., a stretch-wrap manufacturing company which landed a $1.5 million Small Business Administration loan in 2011. With Biden are Wrap-Tite, Inc. CEO Suresh Bafna, rear, and President Sunil Daga.
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Manufacturing Bonds

Jordan Eizenga and James Hairston detail the benefits of creating a manufacturing bond guarantee program to the companies that remain integral to our economy.

Jordan Eizenga, James Hairston

The Ramp Begins for ‘Rehab-to-Rent’ Article
If Rehab-to-Rent is successfully implemented, it can help promote a more resilient,  affordable, and energy-efficient stock of rental housing; protect  taxpayers from financial loss; and create well-paying jobs and economic  activity in the process (AP/ Matt York)

The Ramp Begins for ‘Rehab-to-Rent’

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.

John Griffith, Alon Cohen, Jordan Eizenga

Getting to the Bottom of the Housing Crisis Article
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman speaks at the Justice Department in Washington, Friday, January 27, 2012, following Attorney General Eric Holder's announcement of the formation of the Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Working Group. (AP/Cliff Owen)

Getting to the Bottom of the Housing Crisis

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.

Janneke Ratcliffe, Alon Cohen, Jordan Eizenga

Rehab-to-Rent Can Help Hard-Hit Communities and Our Economy Report
A foreclosed home in Sacramento, California, in 2008. Selling Fannie Mae’s foreclosed properties individually is risky while selling the properties in bulk, through the Rehab-to-Rent program, ensures these foreclosed properties provide affordable, stable rental housing. (AP/ Rich Pedroncelli)

Rehab-to-Rent Can Help Hard-Hit Communities and Our Economy

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, Jordan Eizenga, John Griffith, 2 More Bracken Hendricks, Adam James

Housing Refinancing Reforms Still Needed Article
A home has a real estate sign in front in Newton, Massachusetts. (AP/Steven Senne)

Housing Refinancing Reforms Still Needed

HARP changes are welcome, but more can be done to help struggling homeowners, write Sarah Rosen Wartell and Jordan Eizenga.

Sarah Rosen Wartell, Jordan Eizenga

Getting the Ball Rolling on the CDFI Bond Guarantee Program Article
The CDFI Bond Guarantee program can build on the important role Community Development Financial Institutions  already play in creating jobs and serving the needs of distressed  communities—a role Starbucks Corp. clearly understands. Starting November 1, Starbucks will begin collecting donations to  provide capital for CDFIs as part  of its “<a href=Create Jobs for USA” initiative. (AP/David Zalubowski)" data-srcset="https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2011/10/starbucks_onpage.jpg?w=610 610w, https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2011/10/starbucks_onpage.jpg?w=610 610w, https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2011/10/starbucks_onpage.jpg?w=610 610w, https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2011/10/starbucks_onpage.jpg?w=500 500w, https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2011/10/starbucks_onpage.jpg?w=250 250w" data-sizes="auto" />

Getting the Ball Rolling on the CDFI Bond Guarantee Program

Jordan Eizenga and James Hairston call for the swift implementation of the new CDFI Bond Guarantee program, which expands the capacity of Community Development Financial Institutions to meet the needs of low-income communities.

Jordan Eizenga, James Hairston

Renting Our Way Out of the Foreclosure Glut Article

Renting Our Way Out of the Foreclosure Glut

The Center for American Progress presents a way to help our housing markets and American taxpayers through a “rehab-to-rent” program on foreclosed homes.

Sarah Rosen Wartell, David M. Abromowitz, Bracken Hendricks, 3 More Alon Cohen, Jordan Eizenga, John Griffith

Let It Flow Article
Funding model and investment strategy innovations pioneered by New York  and Connecticut provide a roadmap for the country as it faces a critical  and growing safe drinking water and wastewater infrastructure funding  gap. (iStockphoto)

Let It Flow

Donna Cooper and Jordan Eizenga urge policymakers to encourage other states to follow New York’s lead in applying modern portfolio management strategies to their revolving loan funds—which could mean more badly needed water infrastructure improvements.

Donna Cooper, Jordan Eizenga