Housing Finance Policy Center: Monthly Chartbooks

The Urban Institute’s December 2018 edition of At A Glance, the Housing Finance Policy Center’s reference guide for mortgage and housing market data, includes updated figures describing the value of the housing market, nonbank originator shares in the agency market, and negative household equity.

The following is reprinted from The Urban Institute’s Housing Finance Policy Center.

As we publish our last Chartbook of 2018, and our 63rd Chartbook since inception, we wanted to say thank you to our readers for your continued support of our work. By using and sharing our data and analysis, you’ve helped us ensure that evidence and facts make their way into discussions and decisions about housing finance.

We also want to recognize the support of our founding funders including the Citi Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Open Society Foundations and the members of the Housing Finance Innovation Forum, a group of organizations and individuals that support high-quality independent research that informs evidence-based policy development. Without their generosity, this work would not be possible.

For quick reference, here’s a quick summary of the work the Urban Institute’s Housing Finance Policy Center produced in 2018 and a look ahead to our research plans for 2019.

In 2018, we produced:

Our focus was on critical matters in the mortgage market, including:

We provided valuable evidence on emerging issues and policy, including:

We are looking ahead to 2019, when we will continue to analyze ongoing issues critical to the health of the housing market, and respond quickly to emerging trends. Among other things, expect to see work from us on these topics in 2019:

  • The housing supply shortage
  • Addressing the housing needs of the growing population of seniors
  • The ongoing housing finance reform debate
  • New leadership at the FHFA
  • The evolving role of fintech in the mortgage market
  • Increasing and sustaining minority homeownership

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

Past chartbooks:

November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018

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