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The lack of small-dollar mortgages is preventing Americans from purchasing affordable homes

Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Nathaniel Lee | CNBC
Michael Calhoun

High home prices aren’t the only reason behind dwindling homeownership in the U.S. Banks and financial institutions aren’t issuing enough small-dollar mortgages that help families with modest incomes to purchase a property.

“It is particularly hard for people who are buying smaller houses with smaller mortgages to find a lender and to get that mortgage,” said Mike Calhoun, president of the Center for Responsible Lending. “And they also surprisingly are more expensive.”