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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.

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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.

What's Behind the Racial Homeownership Gap in Philadelphia?

This brief explores the Black-White homeownership gap in Philadelphia and underscores the need to address the long-standing, unique challenges that Black homeowners face.

Housing & Neighborhoods

Working Paper

Assessment Frequency and Equity of the Real Property Tax: Latest Evidence from Philadelphia

WP 21-43 – Philadelphia’s Actual Value Initiative, adopted in 2013, creates a unique opportunity for us to test whether reassessments at short intervals to true market value and taxing by such values improve equity.

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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