Housing Finance at a Glance: Monthly Chartbooks

The December 2019 edition of At a Glance, the Housing Finance Policy Center’s reference guide for mortgage and housing market data, includes updated figures describing the size and value of the US housing market, first lien origination volume and composition, the share of loans in and near negative equity, and a special quarterly feature on GSE loan composition, repurchase rates, defaults, and loss severity.

Thank you for your support

As we publish our last chartbook of 2019, and our 75th chartbook overall, we wanted to say thank you to our chartbook readers for your continued support of our work. By using and sharing our data, you’ve helped us ensure that evidence and facts make their way into discussions about housing finance. 

We also want to recognize the support of our original and continuing funders including the Citi Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Open Society Foundations and our Housing Finance Innovation Forum, a group of organizations and individuals that support high-quality independent research that informs evidence-based policy development. Without their support, this work would not be possible.

For your easy reference, here’s a quick summary of the work of the Urban Institute’s Housing Finance Policy Center in 2019 and a look ahead to the work we plan to focus on in 2020. In 2019, we produced:

Our focus was on critical matters in the mortgage market, including:

We provided valuable evidence on emerging issues, including:

We also submitted comment letters on Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data, the qualified mortgage rule and a proposal to change the HMDA reporting threshold.

And we testified before Congress about reverse mortgages and barriers to minority homeownership;

We are looking ahead to 2020, when we will continue to analyze ongoing issues critical to the health of the housing market, and respond quickly to emerging trends. Among other things, expect to see work from us on these topics in 2020:

  • Reducing the racial wealth gap through affordable housing and homeownership;
  • In-depth data about and analysis of the housing supply shortage;
  • Barriers to homeownership in particular communities; and
  • The ongoing housing finance reform debate.

Please continue to use and share our work. Thank you for your support!

Laurie Goodman and Alanna McCargo, Co-Vice Presidents, Housing Finance Policy Center


Past chartbooks:

December 2019
November 2019
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019 (watch the July 29 chartbook call with guest Richard Green)
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019 (watch the April 29 chartbook call with guest Dave Stevens)
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019 (watch the January 30 chartbook call with guest Dave Stevens)

December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018 
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018

December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017 
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017 
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017

December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016 
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016 

December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015

December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014

December 2013
November 2013
October 2013