New Mortgage Data Show Business Borrowing Is Key to Affordable Multifamily Housing

Urban Institute, Dec. 3, 2019–Sarah Strochak, Laurie Goodman, Ellen Seidman
Curtailing data collection on multifamily lending by eliminating reporting on lending to business borrowers would be a big step in the wrong direction. Losing accurate and complete HMDA data would make it more difficult for both the regulatory agencies and the public to monitor the lending that backs rental housing; which is the housing tenure alternative for the most vulnerable part of the population.