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The presence of risky products, not increased lending to riskier borrowers, was a bigger contributor to the 2008 housing crisis.
On tribal lands, people are more aware of the housing-related services available to them.
In a recent decision, the Supreme Court held that cities can sue lenders for predatory lending practices.
The Fed began buying mortgage-backed securities in 2009 to support a then-fragile housing market, and is now the single largest holder.
Housing affordability challenges in cities like San Francisco and New York often overshadow the enormous housing challenges in rural America.
The legal status of land in Indian Country is complicated and makes obtaining mortgages difficult.
Homelessness in Indian Country primarily takes the form of doubling up rather than sleeping on the street, making it less conspicuous.
The Trump Administration's proposed cuts and tax reforms could reduce housing availability and affordability in rural communities.
While affordability is often viewed as the biggest barrier to stable housing, physical housing problems are more severe in tribal areas.
Proposed cuts to HUD’s housing assistance, healthy housing, and housing improvement programs would keep many families in substandard, unhealthy homes.

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