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Tackling Racial Inequities in Homeownership

Racial disparities in homeownership persist in the United States, but institutions such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and state and local governments are striving to achieve greater racial equity in U.S. homeownership.



The History of Housing Insecurity Research at PD&R

Throughout its history, the Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) has sought to understand the prevalence, causes, and consequences of housing insecurity, and our recent work has focused on the methodological development of an index to measure it.

Affordable Rental Trends and Strategies

In September 2023, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors hosted two panels to discuss rental affordability as part of its ongoing "Keys to Opportunity in the Housing Market" seminar series.

Expanding Small Area Fair Market Rents To Increase Housing Opportunities

Last week, HUD announced an important policy action that will greatly expand housing and neighborhood opportunities for families using housing choice vouchers (HCVs): HUD is increasing the number of metropolitan areas that will be covered by its 2016 Small Area Fair Market Rents Final Rule.

Renovated Cedar Street Apartments Provide Affordable Housing in Washington, D.C.

Located in the historic Takoma neighborhood of Washington, D.C., Cedar Street Apartments faced extensive damage from a microburst storm in 2016 that destroyed the roof in the middle portion of the building and led some tenants to move offsite.

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