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Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Data Overview
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The Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) requires most lending institutions to report data on mortgage loan applications, including the outcome of the application, information about the loan and applicant, and location of the property. In 2004, FFIEC expanded the data to include structure type, lien status, and whether the loan had high interest rates. FFIEC collects the data in order to determine whether financial institutions are meeting a community's housing credit needs; to target community development funds to attract private investment; and to identify possible discriminatory lending patterns. The reporting requirements are based on the level of institutional assets and the number of loans originated in metro areas. The loan-level data are summarized for various geographic levels into indicators on the racial and income distribution of borrowers, denial rates by race and income, and loans from subprime lenders by race.
"Trends in Home Purchase Loans." 2009. Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development at Case Western University.
"Declining Credit and Growing Disparities." 2008. Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, New York University.
"Housing in the Nation's Capital." (See chapter 2 of the report, or the brief). 2009. The Urban Institute.
"High Cost and Investor Mortgages: Neighborhood Patterns." 2009. The Urban Institute.
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