Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

August 18, 2016

Thursday’s Advocacy & Think Tank Roundup

By Robert Engelke

  • Senior Fellow in Residence Ed DeMarco and Center for Financial Markets Director Michael Bright have released the first in a four-part series of papers designed to help policymakers end the conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and put our housing finance system on a path that ensures stability. This first paper briefly recaps how the system failed and reminds the reader why reform is necessary.
  • The Joint Center for Housing Studies, published a report, Are Renters and Homeowners in Rural Areas Cost-Burdened?, which found that housing cost burden rates in some rural counties are significant. The study also learned that rural counties of the Northeast and west, that are adjacent to high-cost metros, have even higher cost burden rates than those in parts of the Midwest.
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