NHC has put together a report that recaps discussions on: Shaping the Future of Housing Finance Reform, Passing the Neighborhood Homes Investment Act, Closing the Black Homeownership Gap, and more from our Solutions for Affordable Housing 2019 convening.
The last remaining piece of reform after the financial crisis and Great Recession is how to structure the secondary mortgage market, including the role of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. While there is broad agreement that reform of these government sponsored enterprises (GSEs) is necessary to ensure a strong and stable housing economy, there continue to be fundamental disagreements on a range of key issues.
This paper details key objectives any reform or restructuring of the secondary mortgage market system must focus on. Over the past year, NHC convened a broad range of experts on housing finance to inform this paper.
The annual Paycheck to Paycheck report from the National Housing Conference (NHC) examines workers’ ability to a?ord housing in metro areas across the United States. NHC partnered with Housing Colorado to focus on the unique housing affordability challenges in Colorado. This report compares median housing costs and median income data in six metro areas — Denver, Boulder, Greeley, Fort Collins, Pueblo and Colorado Springs — for five key community occupations: childcare worker, firefighter, dental assistant, plumber and bank teller.
The report, which focuses on the affordability challenges faced by carpenters; electricians; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) mechanics; maintenance workers and plumbers