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It’s Time to Cancel the Rent

The Nation

A recent report from Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies...

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Americans are moving less, and that's bad for the economy

Minneapolis Star Tribune

While most short moves are spurred by housing or family...

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Security deposits can be a high-cost hurdle to affordable housing

The Washington Post

“Many of the households with earners in at-risk industries were...

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Accessibility Features for Older Households in Subsidized Housing

January 2020

In the last ten years alone, the share of older...

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Treasury’s GSE Reform Plan: My Top Ten Political Economy Insights

September 2019

The US Treasury released on September 5th its much-awaited plan...

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Homeownership Experiences Following Criminal Justice Contact

December 2019

Recent work has highlighted the significance of incarceration for wealth...

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Daniel McCue

Senior Research Associate

Housing Could Help Lead the Post-COVID Economic Recovery

Thursday, May 28, 2020

The US is clearly entering a recession and the only question is how bad it will be. US gross domestic...

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Whitney Airgood-Obrycki

Research Associate

COVID-19 Rent Shortfalls in Small Buildings

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Renters living in single-family homes and smaller multifamily buildings, along with the owners of those properties, are more likely to...

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Don Layton

Senior Industry Fellow

The New Proposed Capital Rule for Freddie Mac & Fannie Mae: Ten Quick Reactions

Friday, May 22, 2020

On Wednesday, May 20 the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), the regulator of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, the two...

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Hannah Hoyt

Gramlich Fellow

Flexible Zoning and Streamlined Procedures Can Make Housing More Affordable

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

This piece is the second in a four-part series on innovations in design and construction co-published with The Brookings Institution....

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