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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Report on the Troubled Asset Relief Program: April 2014

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance,Housing/Homelessness,Manufacturing,Transportation

Estimates that the TARP program will cost the government $27 billion with most of the cost going to assistance to American International Group, the automotive industry, and grant programs aimed at avoiding home mortgage foreclosures.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Relationships between Housing and Food Insecurity, Frequent Mental Distress, and Insufficient Sleep Among Adults in 12 U.S. States, 2009

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Housing/Homelessness,Mental Health,Statistics

Finds strong links between housing and food insecurity and insufficient sleep.  Calls for programs to reduce housing and food insecurity to determine whether sleep and mental health improve.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


An Analysis of the Geographic Distribution of the Mortgage Interest Deduction

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Taxes

Analyzes variations in the mortgage interest deduction as a tax expenditure across states, what recent legislative proposals for change have been offered, and how constituents are affected by these proposals.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the National Low Income Housing Coalition


Ability-to-Repay Rule

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Housing/Homelessness

Explains new regulations that protect homebuyers from debt traps by requiring lenders to evaluate whether borrowers can afford proposed mortgages given their incomes and financial circumstances.  From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau


Home Value and Homeownership Rates: Recession and Post-Recession Comparisons from 2007-2009 to 2010-2012

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Housing/Homelessness,Statistics

Examines the differences in the median home value and home ownership rate across different geographies during and after the recession.  Covers cities with as few as 20,000 people in addition to larger cities, counties, metro areas, states, and the nation as a whole.  From the Census Bureau


Preserving Homeownership: Foreclosure Prevention Initiatives

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance,Housing/Homelessness

Describes the consequences of foreclosure on homeowners, recent foreclosure prevention plans, and the challenges associated with preventing foreclosures. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


HUD Reports Continued Decline in U.S. Homelessness Since 2010

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Statistics

Press release on annual homeless report.  Provides overview of trends and key findings.  From the Department of Housing and Urban Development


2013 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress: Point-in-Time Estimates by State

Categories: Headlines,Housing/Homelessness,Statistics

Spreadsheet with estimates of homelessness including sheltered versus unsheltered and statistics on families versus individuals.  From  the Department of Housing and Urban Development



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