Homeownership is still financially better than renting

Housing finance debates have lacked detailed evidence on the costs of homeownership versus renting.

A closer look at the fifteen-year drop in black homeownership

Since 2001, the black homeownership rate has seen the most dramatic drop of any racial or ethnic group.

Manufactured homes could ease the affordable housing crisis. So why are so few being made?

Manufactured housing is the least expensive type of housing, but its annual production is low in recent years.

An innovative model for reducing gaps in homeownership

Issuing two mortgages for one home can help people who don't have enough money for a large down payment.

Experts agree: Modernizing the FHA is critical to effective housing finance reform

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac draw more scrutiny, but the Federal Housing Administration is also central to housing finance reform.

For many, tax reform will make renting more attractive than owning a home

Due to changes in the tax code, renting will look more attractive to many Americans in 2018 and beyond.

Why are children of renters more vulnerable to asthma?

Asthma prevalence is closely related to environmental, genetic, and demographic factors, such as income and ethnicity.

In 17 cities, the “rent gap” makes it cheaper, on average, to own than rent

In 17 of 33 large metropolitan areas, it’s cheaper to own a home than it is to rent.

To better assess the risk of FHA programs, separate reverse and forward mortgages

A recent report to Congress provides a powerful case for removing reverse mortgages from the FHA's MMI Fund.

Household asthma triggers can lead to ER visits for children, which cost $800 million in 2014

Exposure to indoor allergens and irritants like mold, moisture, pests, and tobacco smoke can exacerbate asthma.