Affordable housing

‘I have the gavel’: Waters touts agenda but leadership challenges loom

01/16/19

The new chair of the House Financial Services Committee has an ambitious set of priorities, but newly elected progressives could set up a conflict with more moderate Democrats on the panel.

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Waters: A million-plus could lose homes because of HUD shutdown

01/11/19

A lapse in rental-assistance funding, an understaffed FHA and other effects of the government shutdown are causing real harm to families, said the chair of the House Financial Services Committee.

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On way out, Hensarling makes final case for GSE reform

12/21/18

The House Financial Services Committee held a hearing to examine the outgoing committee chairman's bipartisan GSE reform bill, but lawmakers were already looking ahead.

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FHA commissioner to serve as HUD's acting No. 2

12/17/18

The current deputy secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Pam Patenaude, will step down in January.

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Blockchain hype, Mulvaney's BCFP, pot banking: Top stories of the week

12/07/18

Blockchain backers concede the hype is turning off bankers; Mulvaney's CFPB name change could cost industry millions of dollars; the one banking bill Congress might actually pass next term; and more from this week's most-read stories.

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Waters likely to raise affordable housing’s profile in GSE debate

12/03/18

The Democrat, who will likely head the Financial Services Committee, has signaled she'll make expanded housing opportunities for lower-income consumers a top priority.

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FHA looking to extend multifamily risk-sharing program: Montgomery

11/27/18

The Federal Housing Administration's risk-sharing program with the Federal Financing Bank began as a temporary fix, but the agency is exploring how to make it more permanent.

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Will Democrats’ midterm success spur progress on GSE reform?

11/18/18

The end of one-party rule in Washington could move the needle on efforts to devise a new housing finance framework.

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Waters' priorities: Thwarting Trump, shielding consumers, housing

11/08/18

The presumptive chair of the Financial Services Committee resumed her tough criticism of the administration, but also committed to "hearing a range of views" if handed the gavel.

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Siding with landlords and lenders, Calif. voters reject expanded rent control

11/07/18

Real estate and mortgage industry groups outspent proponents three-to-one to defeat Proposition 10, a measure to allow California municipalities to set local rent control laws.

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