May 15, 2015
- Consumer Financial Protection Bureau report Credit Invisibles estimates that 19.4 million Americans will have difficulty accessing credit for lack of credit history. This trend is most pronounced in the young and in poor black and latin populations.
- The Department of Housing and Urban Development report Examination of Alternative FHA Mortgage Insurance Programs for Financing Single Family Rental and Small Multifamily Rental Properties considers, among other things, whether FHA should play a greater role in financing for small multifamily properties. Possible benefits include: a greater supply of affordable rental housing, a more diverse stock of rental housing and neighborhood stabilization benefits if better financing options spur investment in distressed properties.