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Well Worth Saving: How the New Deal Safeguarded Home Ownership

Price V. Fishback, Jonathan Rose, and Kenneth Snowden

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226082448
eISBN:
9780226082585
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226082585.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book is an economic history of the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation (HOLC). The HOLC was government corporation created under the New Deal to refinance home mortgage loans in danger of foreclosure, ... More


Introduction

Price Fishback, Jonathan Rose, and Kenneth Snowden

in Well Worth Saving: How the New Deal Safeguarded Home Ownership

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226082448
eISBN:
9780226082585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226082585.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter introduces the HOLC by exploring how it provided relief to one borrower, Joshua C. from Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, who faced foreclosure in 1934 due to a lower market value for his house, ... More


An HOLC Primer

Price Fishback, Jonathan Rose, and Kenneth Snowden

in Well Worth Saving: How the New Deal Safeguarded Home Ownership

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226082448
eISBN:
9780226082585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226082585.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter describes the basic operations of the HOLC and gives a chronology of its activities. The HOLC bought distressed loans from lenders and refinanced those loans for borrowers from 1933 to ... More


Repairing Mortgage and Housing Markets

Price Fishback, Jonathan Rose, and Kenneth Snowden

in Well Worth Saving: How the New Deal Safeguarded Home Ownership

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226082448
eISBN:
9780226082585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226082585.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The HOLC provided significant relief to individual borrowers and lenders, and also pursued a more general public mission. HOLC officials were determined to stabilize mortgage and housing markets by ... More


The Cost to Taxpayers and Subsidies to the Housing Market

Price Fishback, Jonathan Rose, and Kenneth Snowden

in Well Worth Saving: How the New Deal Safeguarded Home Ownership

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226082448
eISBN:
9780226082585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226082585.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter reviews the popular conception that the HOLC returned a small profit to taxpayers. In fact, once all of its implicit and explicit costs are taken into account, the HOLC was the source of ... More


Conclusion

Price Fishback, Jonathan Rose, and Kenneth Snowden

in Well Worth Saving: How the New Deal Safeguarded Home Ownership

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226082448
eISBN:
9780226082585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226082585.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter concludes the book by summarizing four main findings regarding how the HOLC affected borrowers, lenders, housing markets, and taxpayers. The HOLC gave lenders a good deal by buying loans ... More


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