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Housing finance debates have lacked detailed evidence on the costs of homeownership versus renting.
Since 2001, the black homeownership rate has seen the most dramatic drop of any racial or ethnic group.
The administration’s budget for fiscal year 2019 proposes to permit work requirements and raise rents in federal public housing.
Manufactured housing is the least expensive type of housing, but its annual production is low in recent years.
Issuing two mortgages for one home can help people who don't have enough money for a large down payment.
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac draw more scrutiny, but the Federal Housing Administration is also central to housing finance reform.
Due to changes in the tax code, renting will look more attractive to many Americans in 2018 and beyond.
The VA backtracked plans to reallocate funds from a program that helps homeless veterans, but changes remain a possibility.
Asthma prevalence is closely related to environmental, genetic, and demographic factors, such as income and ethnicity.
In 17 of 33 large metropolitan areas, it’s cheaper to own a home than it is to rent.

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Structural Racism in America

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