New bipartisan report hones in on key housing questions

By: Leslie Black-Plumeau

What are the appropriate roles for the public and private sectors?  What is the appropriate balance between homeownership and renting?   How far beyond shelter should housing programs extend?

Answering these questions is critical to formulating effective U.S.  housing policy in the future, according to a new report from the Bipartisan Policy Center.

The report takes a step back to look at the broad array of housing policies and players in the U.S. and identifies key challenges going forward.

The Bipartisan Policy Center was founded in 2007 by former Senate Majority Leaders Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, Bob Dole and George Mitchell.