Housing Finance at a Glance: Monthly Chartbooks

The January 2018 edition of At A Glance, the Housing Finance Policy Center’s reference guide for mortgage and housing market data, includes updated figures describing housing credit availability, agency issuance activities, latest GSE risk-sharing transactions, and a special quarterly feature on GSE loan composition, repurchase rates, defaults, and loss severity.

Thank you for your support

As we publish our first chartbook of 2018, and our 52nd 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 2017 and a look ahead to the work we plan to focus on in 2018.

In 2017, we produced:

Our focus was on issues critical to the health of the mortgage market, including:

We also weighed in quickly and authoritatively on emerging issues, including:

 In 2018, with your continued support, we’ll stay focused on the issues critical to the health of the housing market and respond quickly to emerging issues through our research, blog posts, monthly data releases, and public discussions. Among other things, you’ll see work from us on these issues in 2018:

  • Expanding affordable housing
  • Increasing minority homeownership
  • Helping seniors remain safely in their homes
  • Reforming mortgage servicing
  • Matching housing supply with demand
  • Harnessing technology to strengthen housing finance
  • Easing access to credit
  • Ensuring reasonable and sustainable housing finance reform
  • Post disaster housing market recovery

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

Laurie Goodman and Alanna McCargo, Codirectors, Housing Finance Policy Center


Past chartbooks:

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