Halting in-person visits affected the Census Bureau’s Housing Vacancy Survey (HVS) in 2020, but supplemental data suggest homeownership rates likely rose, vacancy rates fell, and household growth continued.
Why do national trends in house prices spread more to some cities than to others? This paper proposes an explanation of house price contagion based on migration spillovers between US cities: Increases in house prices as a result of local economic shocks and housing supply constraints drive out-migration to other cities.
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently announced and is seeking public comment on a proposed “living will” rule to apply to the two government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, which it regulates. Only the largest banks, those designated as “systemically important,” are subject to the requirement for a living will.
How are neighborhood communities created when the government provides free housing to a specific population? The paper examines the formation processes of displaced neighborhood communities and their collective efficacies in two free housing projects established after a public initiative to provide free housing to Colombia’s more than 8 million internally displaced persons.