The recent boom in the economy made possible a surge in home buying by those who have traditionally been shut out of the American dream. But the good times also opened the door to abusive lending practices. These have come to be known as "predatory lending" because they target the financially weak, particularly those in the minority and elderly communities. This special issue is filled with articles and other resources on this topic:
Edward M. Gramlich
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Fed in Print: An index of the economic research conducted by the Fed.