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Measuring the Nation's Rental Housing Affordability Problems

Eric Belsky, Jack Goodman, Rachel Bogardus Drew • June 1, 2005

Difficulty affording housing is widely acknowledged as the most common housing problem in the United States. No matter how one chooses to measure the problem, it is clearly…
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Constant Quality Rent Indexes for Affordable Housing

Jack Goodman • June 30, 2005

W05-4: This paper develops and applies a method for producing constant quality rent indexes and inflation estimates for different segments of the rental housing stock.…
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Examining Supply-Side Constraints to Low-Income Homeownership

J. Michael Collins, David Crowe, Michael Carliner • October 5, 2001

Much of homeownership research and policy focuses on financial or information barriers that might frustrate low-income renter households from buying a home. Given existing…
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Houses, Apartments, and Property Tax Incidence

Jack Goodman • February 15, 2005

W05-2: The property tax on housing is a major component of local government revenues and of consumers’ housing costs. This study uses newly available data from the 2001…
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Towards a Targeted Homeownership Tax Credit

J. Michael Collins, Eric Belsky, Nicolas Retsinas • November 15, 1998

W98-5: Although the federal government provides tax incentives for homeownership, current tax provisions provide few incentives for lower-income families to buy a home…
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Estimating Economic Impacts of Community Lending

J. Michael Collins, Eric Belsky, Micky Tripathi • July 15, 1999

W99-7: This paper provides a step-by-step approach to understanding and estimating the economic benefits of helping lower-income households buy and own their first home…