Looking for Affordable Housing? UI Says Look to Homeownership

A recent policy brief from the Urban Institute (UI) suggests a radical but common-sense solution for achieving affordable housing – homeownership. UI analyst Mike Loftin says there is no shortage of other policy proposals to address the housing problem – more federal investment in building public housing, subsidies to builders of affordable apartments, dramatic increases […]

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UI Says HARP 2.0 Could Help Pandemic-Era Borrowers; Rates Back to Recent Lows

The Urban Institute (UI) is advocating for a streamlined refinancing program similar to the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) which aided many homeowners during the Great Recession to assist those impacted by the pandemic. HARP, which was used by more than 3.4 million borrowers between 2009 and 2018, offered simplified documentation, automated appraisals, no or […]

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Fed’s Evans says he doesn’t fear 2.5% inflation, or even above

(Reuters) – The Federal Reserve will keep interest rates at zero until the economy reaches full employment, inflation is “sustainably” at 2% and the Fed is confident it will overshoot that goal, Chicago Federal Reserve President Charles Evans said Wednesday….(read more) Forward this article via email:  Send a copy of this story to someone you know […]

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