Tag: housing

Scapegoating Blacks for the Economic Crisis

A simple, yet likely powerful, explanation has now been offered for the subprime mortgage-lending and foreclosure problems that have fed the nation’s gravest economic...

House Passes Bailout: Let The Market Soar!

Amid all of the gloom and doom, perhaps a few positive headlines will help to boost the mood of the nation’s sagging economy. If...

How to Fix the Mortgage Mess 101

Here’s the problem with the nation’s troubled financial system in a nutshell: Americans don’t have enough money to pay their mortgages. President Bush’s plan to...

Is It Just a Foreclosure Holiday?

Following the United States Treasury Department’s move this week to take control of mortgage investors Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, a handful of U.S....

What Do You Make of the Fannie/Freddie Takeover?

The markets responded well on Monday following Sunday’s announcement of Treasury’s takeover of mortgage investors Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, signaling some optimism about...

Fannie and Freddie Violate New York’s Public Trust

Under ordinary circumstances, Sept. 1 — Labor Day — would be a day of celebration and pride. Not only does it commemorate the sacrifice...

Abolishing HUD, Simplistic Solution to Complex Problems

A call to eliminate HUD will easily attract many right-wing politicos, and apparently others as well — and it is appealing. That said, while all...

Fan & Fred Bill: The Catalyst For a Better Housing Market?

The American Housing Rescue and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008: approved by the Senate on Saturday should appropriately be called the “Fannie Mae and...

Fan & Fred Bill: The Catalyst For a Better Housing Market?

The American Housing Rescue and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008: approved by the Senate on Saturday should appropriately be called the “Fannie Mae and...

Building A Better Urban Future

Building A Better Urban Future is a policy paper for practitioners and policymakers investing housing resources in weak market cities.

One Million Families At Risk

The dangers of Mark to Market and the needs for preserving expiring subsidized housing.

Neighborhood Choice: A Way Out for Some

The same factors that created ghettos of race and poverty operated to maintain them, even when subsidy might have provided a way out.