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Alyssa Katz

Alyssa Katz is the author of Our Lot: How Real Estate Came to Own Us and a senior fellow with the Pratt Center for Community Development.

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By cutting rates for the wealthy, the Tax Act slashes the value of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Mortgage lenders and consumer advocates have paired up to protest a key component of financial reform. Read more

Article

The success of a pioneering program for moderate-income buyers proves that the subprime disaster was not the fault of homeowners. Read more

Housing and Transportation

The Obama administration plans to wind down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. What does that mean for the future of homeownership? Read more

Article

In the wake of the foreclosure crisis, should we be encouraging people to abandon the dream of homeownership? Read more

Features

The movement to reduce home energy consumption becomes the latest victim of the foreclosure crisis. Read more

Article

The Obama administration is trying to rein in suburban sprawl. But is it any match for 70 years of unsustainable development? Read more

Features

Can a new era of affordable housing be created from the wreckage of failed luxury real estate? Read more

Features

Housing speculators are back, and they're hindering efforts at block-by-block revitalization. Read more

Features

We're just now learning how dangerous it is that the sources of finance for homeowners and their neighborhoods have no real connection to those people and places. Read more

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Dispatches

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