Examination of Alternative FHA Mortgage Insurance Programs for Financing Single-Family Rental and Small Multifamily Rental Properties

292 Pages Posted: 19 Oct 2017

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Kimberly Burnett

Abt Associates, Inc.

Samuel R. Dastrup

Abt Associates, Inc.

Shawn Moulton

Abt Associates, Inc.

Anna Jefferson

Abt Associates, Inc.

Date Written: April 8, 2015

Abstract

More than one-half of all rentals are in single-family properties (those containing from 1 to 4 units). Although these properties are generally financed through the single-family mortgage market, investors’ financing options are more limited than those of owner-occupants. Small multifamily properties also make up a large share of and play an important role in the rental market. They comprise nearly one-third of all unsubsidized rental housing and are more likely than larger properties to serve lower income households. Despite this fact, gaps in financing for small multifamily properties — often defined as those having from 5 to 49 units — have long been identified.

Suggested Citation

Burnett, Kimberly and Dastrup, Samuel R. and Moulton, Shawn and Jefferson, Anna, Examination of Alternative FHA Mortgage Insurance Programs for Financing Single-Family Rental and Small Multifamily Rental Properties (April 8, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3055256 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3055256

Kimberly Burnett (Contact Author)

Abt Associates, Inc. ( email )

55 Wheeler Street
Cambridge, MA 02138-1168
United States

Samuel R. Dastrup

Abt Associates, Inc. ( email )

55 Wheeler Street
Cambridge, MA 02138-1168
United States

Shawn Moulton

Abt Associates, Inc. ( email )

55 Wheeler Street
Cambridge, MA 02138-1168
United States

Anna Jefferson

Abt Associates, Inc. ( email )

55 Wheeler Street
Cambridge, MA 02138-1168
United States

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