Author: Janneke Ratcliffe
The center offers four recommendations to help the program achieve its goals of improving the performance of the FHA’s mortgage fund, expanding the number of families who benefit from homeownership counseling and increasing access to sustainable home mortgages for buyers underserved by the current market.
As the nation rebuilds its housing finance system, a key question is whether lending institutions have “duties to serve” (DTS) – obligations to reach out to traditionally underserved communities and borrowers – and, if so, by whom, with what and how. This paper discusses the importance of homeownership for economic opportunity and recommends reforms that will make DTS more effective.
This research examines how homeowners and renters were impacted by the financial crisis in 2009. We build from the hypothesis that homeownership provides people a sense of stability which decreases the extent to which they feel stressed as a result … Continued
The UNC Center for Community Capital convenes a group of mortgage lenders, housing advocates, academics, policy influencers and government agency representatives for a conversation about how to rebuild a mortgage market in the wake of the financial crisis that is safer and how to extend the benefits of homeownership to less-affluent borrowers, particularly those with lower down payments.