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The Center for Housing Policy’s publications cover a range of topics, programs and policies related to the broad goal of identifying and meeting the nation’s housing challenges.  

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Sep 23, 2011
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Local Policy Options to Support Sustainable and Equitable Development

Rebecca Cohen

Briefs in this series present options available at the local, regional, and state levels for creating and preserving affordable housing in areas where transportation costs are likely to be low. 

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Sep 23, 2011
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Regional Policy Options to Support Sustainable and Equitable Development

Rebecca Cohen

Briefs in this series present options available at the local, regional, and state levels for creating and preserving affordable housing in areas where transportation costs are likely to be low. 

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Sep 23, 2011
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State Policy Options to Support Sustainable and Equitable Development

Rebecca Cohen

Briefs in this series present options available at the local, regional, and state levels for creating and preserving affordable housing in areas where transportation costs are likely to be low. 

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Sep 15, 2011
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Principles for Responsible Disposition of REO Properties

Ethan Handelman

All together, FHA, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac hold an REO inventory of over 92,000 homes upon which they have foreclosed. Housing markets across the country remain fragile, and many are burdened by large numbers of distressed homes for sale.  In a laudable effort, FHFA and HUD have asked for ideas via a Request for Information (RFI) on how to dispose of that inventory. Therefore, the undersigned members of the Foreclosure Prevention and Neighborhood Stabilization Task Force offer several principles in response to the RFI to ensure that creative strategies to deal with the REO inventory protect and strengthen foreclosure-impacted neighborhoods.

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Keywords: Foreclosure Prevention, REO, Neighborhood Stabilization


Sep 7, 2011
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The Role of Subsidized Rental Housing in Creating Jobs and Stimulating Local Economic Development

Keith Wardrip, Laura Williams

The construction of affordable housing provides clear benefits for families whose wages aren’t sufficient to afford market-rate housing. But research shows that affordable housing development also drives local economic growth. This fact sheet summarizes the different ways in which subsidized rental housing can contribute to rising employment and economic recovery.

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