Evaluating the Homebuyer Tax Credit and Other Policies
July 16, 2013 | Grantee Publications | Housing, Housing Policy Research, How Housing Matters

A series of $22 billion in tax credits approved in 2009-2010 intended to stimulate housing demand did produce modest results in the short term, but those gains were partially reversed when the programs ended, and the tax credits largely accelerated sales that would have occurred anyway, according to a MacArthur-supported study by the Brooking Institution's Economic Studies program. An infographic and audio from a recent policy discussion help explain the report findings.

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