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Funding for National Housing Trust Fund a Reality

Deborah De Santis | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics
Deborah De Santis

The Trust Fund is not the panacea. It will go a very long way, providing funds for bricks and mortar, creating more affordable housing for thousands of Americans, but the operational and service side so vital to affordable housing will continue to rely on other federal programs.

Watt Now? (Or, Can Mel Watt Fix the Housing Crisis?)

Peter Dreier | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

News coverage of the Senate's confirmation of Congressman Mel Watt on Tuesday to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) was all about politics, not the housing or banking issues he now has to address.

NPR's Robert Siegel Needs a Reality Check

Peter Dreier | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

If anyone still suspects that National Public Radio has a consistently liberal bias, listen to Robert Siegel's interview with Brigid Flaherty, organizing director for the Alliance for a Greater New York, a labor advocacy group, on Wednesday's All Things Considered.

Two Senators Say They'll Rebuild Tax Code to Our Specifications

Pat LaMarche | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics
Pat LaMarche

If these senators are true to their word -- that they will build a tax structure based on public input and sensible policy -- this could be a really big opportunity for folks in the housing business that can mobilize public comment.

Really Depressing News For Renters

Posted 03.14.2013 | Los Angeles

California is the second-least affordable state behind Hawaii, a new report says. A minimum wage earner in the Golden State must work about 130 hou...

In These Cities, The Rent Really Is Too Damn High

24/7 Wall St. | Michael B. Sauter, Charles B. Stockdale | Posted 03.21.2012 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: The homeownership rate dropped to 66 percent of all households in the fourth quarter of 2011 — the lowest rate in over a decade....

One Thing the Deficit Commission Got Right -- There's a Better Way to Subsidize Housing

Sheila Crowley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sheila Crowley

There has been remarkable accord among tax and policy experts from the left, right, and middle about one provision the debt-reduction commission addressed: reforming the tax deduction for mortgage interest.