Housing & Neighborhoods

Working Paper

Eviction and Poverty in American Cities

WP 22-40 – More than two million U.S. households have an eviction case filed against them each year. Policymakers at the federal, state, and local levels are increasingly pursuing policies to reduce the number of evictions, citing harm to tenants and high public expenditures related to homelessness.

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Housing & Neighborhoods

Working Paper

Has COVID Reversed Gentrification in Major U.S. Cities? An Empirical Examination of Residential Mobility in Gentrifying Neighborhoods During the COVID-19 Crisis

WP 22-20 – This paper examines whether neighborhoods that had been gentrifying lost their appeal during the pandemic because of COVID-induced health risks and increased work-from-home arrangements.

Can More Regular Reassessment Improve Property Tax Equity in Philadelphia?

This brief summarizes research that looked into whether more regular assessment of property values can improve the equity of property taxes and how that would affect property owners in lower-income and minority neighborhoods.

Home Mortgage Refinancing Disparities During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Insights for Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Black and low- and moderate-income homeowners were less likely to apply and be approved for a refinance mortgage than homeowners overall.

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Rental Housing Affordability

The Rental Housing Affordability data tool enables users to examine trends in rental housing affordability in Third District states from 2011 to 2018.

Updated: 26 Oct ’20

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Community Profiles

The Community Development and Regional Outreach Department has compiled information on each region within the Third Federal Reserve District and has developed a suite of materials that the department calls community profiles.

Updated: 10 Mar ’20

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Home Mortgage Explorer

The Home Mortgage Explorer draws from publicly available Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data and enables users to explore trends in residential mortgage lending between 2010 and 2017 for national, state, metropolitan, and nonmetropolitan geographies.

Updated: 22 Apr ’19