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Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

January 19, 2017

Thursday’s Advocacy & Think Tank Roundup

By Robert Engelke

Although federal guidelines allow foreclosed homes to be sold with occupants, in a recently published article in Housing Policy Debate, the author reports that the guidelines are largely irrelevant in practice. In fact, data obtained from HUD through a Freedom … Continue reading

January 18, 2017

Wednesday’s Academic Roundup

By Robert Engelke

This article titled, Foreclosure Sales and Recourse, documents the imbalance of foreclosure sales with respect to recourse laws applied to primary mortgages in the U.S. using geographic state borders as exogenous variation combined with individual transaction data located close to the border. … Continue reading

January 17, 2017

Tuesday’s Regulatory & Legislative Roundup

By Robert Engelke

Yesterday, HUD released its third set of revisions for implementing the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program. Since its creation, nearly 60,000 public housing units have completed conversion to Section 8 assistance under RAD, leveraging over $3.8 billion for construction and … Continue reading

January 16, 2017

Monday’s Academic Roundup

By Robert Engelke

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has received a settlement offer from real estate developer Lobsang Dargey in a $136 million EB-5 fraud case playing out in Washington federal court, signaling a possible resolution to the high-profile case. Morgan Stanley, … Continue reading

January 13, 2017

Friday’s Government Reports Roundup

By Jamila Moore

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development completed a study analyzing the Boston, Massachusetts housing market. The study found a total need of over 40,000 rental and sales units required to house the residents of Boston, Massachusetts. Additionally, the study … Continue reading

January 12, 2017

Thursday’s Advocacy & Think Tank Roundup

By Jamila Moore

Colorado school districts and politicians banned together to provide housing to staff members and students. Rentals in the Colorado have increased at rapid rates. As a result, many school districts have been building their own housing developments to support the … Continue reading

January 11, 2017

Wednesday’s Academic Roundup

By Robert Engelke

Effects of FHA Loan Limit Increases by ESA 2008: Housing Demand and Adverse Selection, Hwang, Miller, and Order. Public Investment and Housing Price Appreciation: Evidence from the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, Westrupp. Importance of Demographics for Housing in the OECD Economies, … Continue reading