Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

January 27, 2023

Biden’s “Bill of Rights” for Renters

By David Reiss

  I was interviewed for a CBS in Austin (and other local Sinclair affiliates) news story, Biden Administration Proposes ‘Bill of Rights’ to Protect Renters in Tight Housing Market. The text of the story opens, Data shows that more than … Continue reading

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

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

March 8, 2018

Sustainable Housing for FHA Borrowers

By David Reiss

Donghoon Lee and Joseph Tracy of the NY Fed have posted a staff report, Long-Term Outcomes of FHA First-Time Homebuyers. It opens, The Commissioner of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), David Stevens, in remarks delivered on December 12, 2009, defined the purpose of … Continue reading

February 23, 2018

The Budgetary Impact on Housing Finance

By David Reiss

The MIT Golub Center for Finance and Policy has posted some interesting infographics on The President’s 2019 Budget: Proposals Affecting Credit, Insurance and Financial Regulators: The White House released the President’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2019 on February 12, just days … Continue reading

January 29, 2018

Bringing Housing Finance Reform over the Finish Line

By David Reiss

The Milkin Institute have released Bringing Housing Finance Reform over the Finish Line. It opens, The housing finance reform debate has once again gained momentum with the goal of those involved to move forward with bipartisan legislation in 2018 that results … Continue reading

January 26, 2018

Trump and the Regulation of Real Estate

By David Reiss

I have posted my article, The Trump Administration and Residential Real Estate Finance, which just came out in Westlaw Journal Derivatives to SSRN (and also to BePress). The abstract reads, An executive order titled “Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs” … Continue reading