A New Foundation For U.S. Affordable Housing Finance

How is the weak U.S. housing market affecting our public finance housing issue ratings? In this CreditMatters TV segment, Standard & Poor’s senior analysts Larry Witte, Mikiyon Alexander, and Karen Fitzgerald discuss the market’s impact on rating programs, the shift from single-family homeownership to multifamily rentals, the affordable housing industry’s dependence on the federal government for enhancement and credit support, how the rating on the U.S. has affected housing issuers, and the for-profit housing sector.