Federal financing and spending on real estate impacts millions of Americans on every street, in every neighborhood, town and rural community. From loan guarantees to commercial tax credits, these programs help those most in need pay their rent, help families purchase their first home, and provide financing for commercial development. The federal government impacts where and how homes and even whole neighborhoods are built.
What types of development do these programs support? How do they impact American homeowners and renters? And could these investments be getting a better return for taxpayers?
Tomorrow Smart Growth America will release a new report examining this spending and how it might better achieve its purposes. Federal Involvement in Real Estate: A Call for Examination is a first-of-its-kind report analyzing the U.S. government’s surprisingly large stake in the real estate sector.