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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Transferring Credit Risk on Mortgages Guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

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

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53380-transferringcreditriskgses.pdf

Explores the nature of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as government-sponsored enterprises which are currently under conservatorship by their regulator, the Federal Housing Finance Agency.  The report examines how some of the credit risk might be transferred from the federal government to investors.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Participation Rates in Other Assistance Programs: 2013

https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2017/demo/p70br-149.pdf

Tracks the percentage of the U.S. population that received some federal assistance with food, transportation, clothing, or housing during the year of record.  These programs lie outside the major federal social safety net programs.  From the Census Bureau

 

Child Well-Being: Key Considerations for Policymakers

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Housing/Homelessness,Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/688252.pdf

Examines what is known about the state of child well-being and discusses selected experts’ views on what policymakers could consider doing.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Characteristics of Homeless Individuals Using Emergency Department Services in 2014

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health/Medical,Housing/Homelessness,Medicare/Medicaid,Mental Health

https://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb229-Homeless-ED-Visits-2014.pdf

Presents patient characteristics, insurance coverage or noncoverage, and a clinical profile of emergency department visits by homeless individuals in eight states.  Also describes the leading conditions suffered by homeless individuals who are admitted or treated-and-released.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Race Disparity Audit: Summary Findings from the Ethnicity Facts and Figures Website

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/650723/RDAweb.pdf

Uses a collection of data to examine how people of different backgrounds and ethnic groups are treated in England in such areas as health, education, employment, housing, and the criminal justice system.  This report gives an overview of the first set of findings.  From the Cabinet Office

 

Options to Manage FHA’s Exposure to Risk from Guaranteeing Single-Family Mortgages

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

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53084-fha.pdf

Analyzes options to reduce the financial risks for the Federal Housing Administration in its program to guarantee single-family mortgages through creating a larger role for private lenders and restricting the availability of FHA’s guarantees.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2016

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Housing/Homelessness,Income/Poverty,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

https://www.federalreserve.gov/publications/files/2016-report-economic-well-being-us-households-201705.pdf

Finds that 70% of adults report they are financially comfortable or doing okay and 30% say they are struggling financially.  Covers overall financial well-being, employment, income and savings behaviors, economic preparedness, access to banking and credit, housing and living arrangements, student loans, and retirement planning.  From the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve

 

Child and Partner Transitions Among Families Experiencing Homelessness

Categories: Children,Housing/Homelessness,Marriage/Family,Statistics

https://aspe.hhs.gov/system/files/pdf/257286/childpartnerseparationbrief.pdf

Examines patterns of separation among families and children while parents were housed in homeless shelters.  30% of sheltered homeless families experienced separation of parents and children or parent and partner.   From the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Department of Health and Human Services

 

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