This brief examines predatory mortgage loans and the harmful impact they have on rural homeowners and their communities. The report finds that minorities and low-income people are more likely to fall victim to higher-cost loans. The brief includes recommendations for policy changes at the state and federal levels, as well as advice on identifying and avoiding predatory loans.
National Policy Brief No. 4
Durham, N.H. : Carsey Institute, University of New Hampshire
Dickstein, Carla; George, Lance; Singleton, Theresa; and Thomas, Hannah, "Subprime and predatory lending in rural America: mortgage lending practices that can trap low-income rural people" (2006). The Carsey School of Public Policy at the Scholars' Repository. 15.
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