The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI): A Bibliography

16 Pages Posted: 8 Mar 2016 Last revised: 9 Mar 2016

Date Written: March 7, 2016


This is an unannotated bibliography of writings through 2015 primarily about the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), but it also includes materials regarding the private mortgage insurance (PMI) industry. While it is comprehensive, it is not exhaustive, with a focus on work published by government agencies, economists, legal and policy scholars, private sector analysts and think tanks. The bibliography also includes other materials about the housing finance market in the early and mid-20th Century. These broader materials provide some context for the operations of the FHA and PMI.

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Keywords: FHA, Federal Housing Administration, mortgage insurance, private mortgage insurance, PMI, guaranteed mortgage, housing finance, mortgage market, home ownership, affordable housing, down payment

Suggested Citation

Reiss, David J., The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI): A Bibliography (March 7, 2016). Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 445. Available at SSRN: or

David J. Reiss (Contact Author)

Brooklyn Law School ( email )

250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
United States

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