30 Issues: Big Housing

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30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: The state of post-bubble housing policy and federal government's role in the market. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.

Open Prep: Questions, Articles, and Links to Get You Started

Key Questions

  • Should Washington get out of the affordable housing business?
  • What do we do now that the "ownership society" failed?
  • Was the federal takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac a success?

What are your key questions on this topic? Post them below and get the conversation going!


Reading List

Video Archive: Mayor LaGuardia and George Bush on Home Ownership



Got a Follow Up?

Each Friday we'll be following up on one of that week's issues. Got a particular follow-up question from this conversation? Comment below or tweet us. Tweet to @brianlehrer