The road to recovery: Brooklyn
Remarks by President Dudley at the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Brooklyn Borough Hall, Brooklyn, New York.
Bureaucratic rent trends
Data suggest soft rental markets in the district.
Apartment vacancy rates are falling around the Ninth District, but slower home sales are only part of the story.
A trend and variance decomposition of the rent-price ratio in housing markets
We use the dynamic Gordon-growth model to decompose the rent-price ratio for owner-occupied housing in the U.S., four Census regions, and twenty-three metropolitan areas into three components: The expected present value of real rental growth, real interest rates, and future housing premia. We use these components to decompose the trend and variance in rent-price ratios for 1975-2005, for an early sub-sample (1975-1996), and for the recent housing boom (1997-2005). We have three main findings. First, variation in expected future real rents accounts for a small share of variation in our sample ...
Low Income Housing Tax Credits: strategies for year 15
As the Low Income Housing Tax Credit 15-year compliance period begins to expire on affordable housing projects across the country, the Wyndham Financial Group?s William S. Hettinger examines how organizations are addressing this issue and offers strategies for success.
Preserving small rental buildings
Smart investment in small two- to four-unit buildings?for renewed owner occupancy or nonprofit ownership and management?stabilizes neighborhoods and provides affordable housing.
Challenges of the small rental property sector
Most rental housing in America is found in small multifamily buildings and this sector provides most of the options for low- and moderate-income (LMI) renters. With a growing wave of investors buying distressed properties in LMI neighborhoods, there are concerns about the ability of investors to properly maintain their investments. The author explores the small multifamily sector and suggests ways that policymakers can move beyond code enforcement and provide a combination of carrots and sticks to incentivize and increase the presence of ?good actors."