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More than half of the $1.1 trillion mortgage crisis that has plagued the United States since the financial crisis is attributable to the collapse of the housing market, according to a new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.
The report, which is due to be released Thursday, also says that nearly half of those foreclosures were due to mortgage defaults.
The data is based on data from the federal government’s National Housing Survey, which surveyed the nation’s households in January.
It shows that nearly 30% of Americans who lost their homes were unable to make their payments on time.
The majority of those who were unable or unwilling to pay back their mortgage payments were black and Hispanic, the report says.
The vast majority of African-Americans and Hispanics are in mortgages that are underwater, meaning they cannot repay their loans, according the report.
The most recent data available shows that the median household income among black Americans and Hispanics is $40,500, according a report released in September.
But the median income for all Americans is $58,000, and only 17% of households have incomes of at least $30,000.
The median income of white Americans is just $52,000 — far below the national median of $68,000 for all people.
The new report also reveals that the average age of households with mortgages is 35, while the average income for households with homes is $50,000 and the median age is 46.
Black households are more likely to have their mortgages underwater than white households.
The report shows that more than half (55%) of black households have mortgages that cannot be repaid, while nearly three-quarters (74%) of white households do.
The analysis of the National Housing and Mortgage Settlement Act, or NAMSPA, found that the mortgage market was the main driver of the nation to the brink of a housing crisis in the late 2000s.
In the aftermath of the financial meltdown, the Fed increased interest rates, which pushed home prices higher and led to widespread foreclosing and forecloses on the homes of millions of Americans.
That forced the government to bail out banks and other financial institutions, which led to a surge in foreclosings.
The NAMSPA passed in 2008 and was intended to prevent future recessions and help the U.S. economy recover from the financial crash.
But the NAMPSA, the Federal Housing Administration’s mortgage program, has been widely criticized as an expensive government bailout, leading to the crisis, according at least one study.
The Fed’s decision to end the program led to the creation of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and a number of other agencies, including the Office of Thrift Supervision and the National Mortgage Settlement Corporation.
The housing crisis has caused a massive financial meltdown for the American economy, and the results have not been pretty, the New York Times reported in January, citing data from Mortgage Bankers Association (MBNA), a nonprofit organization that represents more than 700 mortgage servicers.
The mortgage crisis has resulted in an estimated $14 trillion in foreclosed homes and another $9 trillion in underwater mortgages, according MBNA.
In a report in October, the National Economic Research Associates found that over 90% of foreclosed homes were foreclosed due to a mortgage default.
The National Housing Resolution Act of 2000, also known as the Stafford loan, created the federal Housing Finance Agency to oversee the foreclosure process.
The law, passed in December 2000, mandated that the government take over the management of foreclosed mortgages, but the act never took effect, and in fact the Treasury Department continues to oversee foreclosure auctions, as do many other federal agencies.
The Fed also set up the National Consumer Credit Commission, which sets interest rates for mortgage loans.
In January, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which oversees the credit reporting system for borrowers, also increased rates for all consumer credit cards and other products to help borrowers stay in their homes.
The Federal Housing Finance Administration and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation are responsible for paying mortgages and for administering the government’s insurance programs, according both of these agencies.