Subject: Capital Markets & Neighborhood Stabilization Updates

  • How To Do Affordable Housing When Your Government Is Being A Jerk

    The “proposed” cuts to federal spending on affordable housing programs have become promises in the weeks since preliminary FY18 budgets were presented in March. HUD’s budget—with its promised cuts to public housing and Housing Choice vouchers, and the elimination of…

  • Learning from Vienna and Vienna‚Äôs Social Housing Model

    This piece in my series of articles on European cities for the Europe in Baltimore blog is on the social housing program in Vienna, which was spurred by an exhibit on the program at Baltimore's D Center. Vienna has a…

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    Update: Going Upstream on Underwater Mortgages

    In our Winter 2011 issue on capital markets and neighborhood stabilization we reported on some programs to buy mortgages and modify them and/or to facilitate short sales. These programs were in their early stages of development or piloting, but we…