Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

April 27, 2022

Sharing Your Home with Strangers

By David Reiss

Debra Bechtel, Crystal Liu, Ernira Mehmetaj, and I have just posted Sharing Your Home with Strangers: Common-Interest Ownership and Financing Options to SSRN (as well as to bepress). The abstract reads, As the affordable housing crisis in the U.S. escalates, … Continue reading

October 7, 2021

Common Sense for the Shareholders of Fannie and Freddie

By David Reiss

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit issued a mixed decision for Fannie & Freddie shareholders in  Bhatti v. Federal Housing Finance Agency, No. 18-2506 (8th Cir. Oct. 6, 2021).  While the Court ruled (consistent with the … Continue reading

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July 29, 2020

Insuring Homeownership — Best of the ABA

By David Reiss

The American Bar Association selected my short article, Insuring Sustainable Homeownership, as part of “The Best of ABA Sections”–a compilation of some of the best articles published by the ABA’s sections, forums, and divisions.  It was published in the ABA’s journal, … Continue reading

February 20, 2020

Money, Government and Mortgages

By David Reiss

I just finished reading Money and Government by Robert Skidelsky (2018).  It is a bit tough in parts for non-economists, but it is a great read for those trying to understand the appropriate relationship between economic theory and government policy.  … Continue reading

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September 16, 2019

Housing Finance Reform Endgame?

By David Reiss

The Hill published my column, There is Hope of Housing Finance Reform That Works for Americans.  It opens, The Trump administration released its long awaited housing finance reform report and it is a game changer. The report makes clear that it is game … Continue reading

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May 9, 2019

Financing The American Dream

By David Reiss

I published Financing The American Dream in the May/June 2019 issue of the ABA’s Probate & Property magazine.  it opens, Two movie scenes can bookend the last hundred years of housing finance. In Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life (RKO … Continue reading

February 14, 2019

Housing Policy, Going Forward

By David Reiss

The Hill published a column of mine, The Next Two Years of Federal Housing Policy Could Be Positive under Mark Calabria. it opens, The Trump administration has been a nightmare for housing advocates. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Carson has stopped enforcing … Continue reading

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