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Stretched Thin: The Impact of Rising Housing Expenses on America's Owners and Renters

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Publication Date: October 2008

Publisher(s): Center for Housing Policy (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Maya Brennan; Barbara J. Lipman


Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Banking and finance (Credit and loans)
Social conditions (Housing)

Keywords: housing expenses; mortgages

Type: Report


Maya Brennan serves as a research associate for the Center for Housing Policy. Barbara J. Lipman is the research director for the Center for Housing Policy. This study examines change in a wide variety of housing expenses from 1996 to 2006, revealing that increases in mortgages and rents aren't the only reason why Americans may be feeling "Stretched Thin."