Perspectives: Dimensioning the Housing Crisis

Posted: 25 May 2010

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Laurie S. Goodman

The Urban Institute - Housing Finance Policy Center

Date Written: May 25, 2010

Abstract

The author argues that more than one borrower in every five could face foreclosure absent stronger policy measures. The solution is to (1) reduce the housing supply through a modification program that explicitly addresses negative equity and (2) increase housing demand by expanding the availability of credit to investors.

Keywords: Alternative Investments, Real Estate, Economics, Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply, Expectations and Economic Policy, Economics, Government Regulation, Objectives of Regulators, Portfolio Management, Alternative Investment Portfolio Management Strategies, Real Estate

Suggested Citation

Goodman, Laurie S., Perspectives: Dimensioning the Housing Crisis (May 25, 2010). Financial Analysts Journal, Vol. 66, No. 3, 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1615456

Laurie S. Goodman (Contact Author)

The Urban Institute - Housing Finance Policy Center ( email )

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Washington, DC 20037
United States

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