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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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Behaviorally Informed Home Mortgage Credit Regulation

Michael Barr, Sendhil Mullainathan, Eldar Shafir • April 1, 2008

UCC08-12: Choosing a mortgage is one of the biggest financial decisions an American consumer will make. Yet it can be a complicated one, especially in today’s…
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Imperfect Information and the Housing Finance Crisis

Edward Golding, Richard Green, Douglas McManus • February 1, 2008

UCC08-6: This paper has two parts. First, we look at the various agents involved in the mortgage transaction—including borrowers, brokers, originators, rating agencies…
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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…