Housing, Housing Policy, and Housing Finance: Time for a Re-Assessment
Milken Institute Review, Forthcoming
33 Pages Posted: 19 Mar 2016
Date Written: February 29, 2016
Although the topic of housing – housing prices, housing policy, housing finance – has largely fallen by the wayside as a “hot” news item, these issues remain largely unresolved. This paper reviews the recent history of housing finance and housing policy, examines the realistic policy choices, and offers some recommendations.
Keywords: housing policy, housing finance, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Federal Housing Administration, residential mortgages, mortgage-backed securtities
JEL Classification: G21, G28, G29, R21, R31
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