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In the past half-decade, crowdfunding has emerged as a popular way to raise money online for a wide range of projects, from films and video games to technology and clothing. The community development field in particular might be uniquely positioned to benefit.

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Publications

Working Papers

Posted January 21, 2016

This working paper uses data culled from presale reports from the first wave of rental-backed securities to analyze and describe the emerging trend of single-family home rental (SFR) securitization. Authors provide a basic overview of the market, showing the number and market value of single-family homes involved in these new financial products, produce one of the first maps of the phenomenon, and examine data on the accessibility of SFR securitized homes to Section 8 tenants.

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Data

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco launched Vantage Point in 2010 to gather viewpoints from community stakeholders across the 12th District around local issues and trends affecting low- and moderate-income (LMI) communities. We conduct the project with the assumption that those working on the ground in these areas have the best understanding of local context, challenges, and promising practices.

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Initiatives

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The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco is committed to facilitating the availability of financial services and capital, consistent with safe and sound practices, by banks through training, roundtable convenings, and collaboration with community investment partners.

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