Even after the Great Recession, homeownership remains an important path to wealth-building and residential stability for millions of households. Our research examines changing patterns of homeownership at the national and metro levels, as well as the demographic drivers of those patterns. We also look at how government programs and policies shape homebuyer markets and the housing finance system

Reports & Papers

Tenure and Location Choice among Hispanic Households

October 10, 2019

Author: Rocio Sanchez-Moyano

Food Insecurity among Older Adults in the US: The Role of Mortgage Borrowing

September 20, 2019

Authors: Stephanie Moulton, Cäzilia Loibl, Donald Haurin, Chrisse Edmunds

The Shifting Profile of First-Time Homebuyers: 1997-2017

August 21, 2019

Authors: Shannon Rieger, Jonathan Spader, Sean Veal

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Rocio Sanchez-Moyano

PhD Candidate in City and Regional Planning, University of California, Berkeley

Homeownership Without the White Picket Fence? Hispanic Homeownership in the US

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Hispanics are much less likely to be homeowners than non-Hispanic whites, and in a new working paper (presented earlier this...

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Ann Carpenter

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Exploring a Decade of Contract for Deed Sales in the Midwest

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Contract for deed home sales, a once-notorious practice that seemingly faded into obscurity in the 1970s, have gained greater attention...

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