Definition of "Housing Bank"

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Michele Taylor, Real Estate Agent RE/MAX Infinity

A government-owned or -affiliated lender that makes home loans directly to consumers. With minor exceptions, government in the U.S. has never loaned directly to consumers, but housing banks have been widespread in many developing countries. In the first two decades after World War II, about 50 housing banks were formed in the same number of countries.

 

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