Housing Finance

Publications

HUD’s Implementation of the Fair Housing Act’s Disparate Impact Standard
Alex J. Pollock

EDWARD J. PINTO and TOBIAS J. PETER                       ALEX J. POLLOCK

AEI Housing Center                                        R…

, Forbes
The New Campus Housing Bubble
Alex J. Pollock

From Forbes:

My good friend, banker-scholar Alex Pollock of the R Street Institute, has shared with me some startling new data. High priced, comparatively luxury college student housing has been…

, Real Clear Markets
Have Fannie and Freddie Paid the Taxpayers Back Yet?
Alex J. Pollock

The distinguished judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit have considered how much Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have paid the Treasury Department to compensate the taxpayers for the…

, C-SPAN
Alex Pollock on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

From C-SPAN:

R Street Institute’s Alex Pollock discussed proposed changes to the housing financing system by the Trump administration, including an overhaul of mortgage-finance…

, Market Watch
5 major changes the Trump administration wants to make to housing finance

From Market Watch:
“The important parts of the Treasury’s new paper on Fannie and Freddie reform are not the legislative recommendations, since legislation is not going to happen,” said Alex…

, CUToday
Analysts React to Treasury’s Plan for Reforming Housing Finance System

From CUToday:
Alex Pollock, R Street Institute Finance Senior Fellow and former CEO of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago

“The important parts of the Treasury’s new paper on Fannie and…

, Law & Liberty
Lest We Forget
Alex J. Pollock

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, then staggering under huge losses from bad loans, were put into government conservatorship on September 6, 2008—eleven years ago today. Once considered financially…

Key points in the Treasury’s paper on Fannie/Freddie reform
Alex J. Pollock

The important parts of the Treasury’s new paper on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac reform are not the legislative recommendations, since legislation is not going to happen. They are the administrative…

, CQ Roll Call
Trade groups like plan for Fannie and Freddie, dislike its odds

From CQ Roll Call:
That line pleased Alex Pollock, a senior fellow at the libertarian R Street Institute and former CEO of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago. Congress won’t act, he said, but the…

, Real Clear Markets
If You Believe In Dodd-Frank, You Can’t Also Believe In Fannie, Freddie
Alex J. Pollock

Members of Congress whose financial markets credo begins with “I believe in the Dodd-Frank Act,” experience severe cognitive dissonance when faced with the systemic financial risk created by…