Policy Focus: Inside Johnson-Crapo -- What the Senate Housing Finance Reform Bill Could Mean for Low- and Moderate-income Communities
This issue brief lays out the basic structure proposed in a discussion draft of the housing finance reform bill introduced by Sens. Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho). It discusses and analyzes the bill’s key provisions to promote broad access to sustainable mortgage credit, particularly to underserved segments of the market; establish a liquid, stable system for financing rental housing; and expand the supply and availability of affordable housing for low-income families, plus includes recommendations to advance the reform effort.