"Just how much should Uncle Sam do to help Americans buy their own homes? For 70 years — and for the last 15 in particular — the answer has been: Whatever it takes.
Now, policymakers are pausing to reconsider."
Government's role in promoting home ownership is being reconsidered after the housing market crash. Perhaps a little diversification of subsidies into other sectors of the economy will not hurt.
[Link to Rethinking home ownership]