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January 17, 2024

Congress, Don’t Legislate a Takeover of the Nation’s Rental Housing Market

It is an election year and Congress will soon consider two bipartisan bills to address high rental costs for many renters. The first is the Workforce Housing Tax Credit (WFHTC)…

January 2, 2024

Billionaire-Built Cities Would Be Better Than Nothing

A company backed by Silicon Valley’s most powerful investors, including the LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman and the venture capitalist Marc Andreessen, assembled a land empire outside San Francisco and announced…

December 14, 2023

Harnessing Tailwinds on State and Local Land-Use Reform: A Bipartisan Playbook

Edward J. Pinto | Newsweek | September 21, 2023 A Series of Policy Briefs on Zoning, Land Use, and a Solution to the Nation’s Housing Shortage Edward J. Pinto and Tobias Peter…

December 5, 2023

The Ninth Annual American Family Survey: Perceptions and Realities of Issues Families Face Today

…Agenda 10:00 a.m. Opening Remarks: Daniel A. Cox, Director, Survey Center on American Life, American Enterprise Institute 10:05 a.m. Introduction: Paul S. Edwards, Director, Wheatley Institute, Brigham Young University 10:10…

October 20, 2023

Revenge of the Rust Belt: The Surprising Forces That Have Made the Midwest the Hottest Housing Market Around

In the Fortune article below Shawn Tully discusses the resurgence of the Midwest’s housing market with Ed Pinto, the Director of AEI’s Housing Center. According to American Enterprise Institute data, eight of…

September 21, 2023

National Home Price Appreciation (HPA) Index—August 2023

PDF to full report Key takeaways: National YoY HPA for August 2023 was 4.5%, up from 3.8% a month ago and down from 10.2% a year ago. Historically, HPA in…

September 18, 2023

There’s an Easy Fix That Would Solve Our Housing Crisis: Light Touch Density

We’re living through one of the greatest housing crunches the U.S. has ever known. It’s resulted in record numbers of homelessness and entire generations certain they will never become homeowners,…

September 12, 2023

Housing Finance Watch (Week 35 & 36, 2023)

PDF to full report Key takeaways: The median purchase rate rose 1/8 ppts. over the past week to 7 1/8%. Mortgage News Daily reported a daily avg. 30-year rate of…

August 7, 2023

Union Square Melee Proves Riots Have Little to Do with Real Political Grievances

…police homicides of George Floyd in Minneapolis and Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. There’s always been a significant part of the crowd that is, in Harvard social scientist Edward Banfield’s…

July 25, 2023

Not Just Tulsa

…were doing blacks a favor by including them in these programs. Many then viewed public housing as desirable quarters. As Edward Banfield and Martin Meyerson wrote in their landmark book…