Affordable housing

4 takeaways from Biden’s embrace of progressive banking policies

07/09/20

The Democrats’ presumptive presidential nominee called for a public credit reporting agency and for the Postal Service to offer financial services, among other proposals issued through a unity task force with Bernie Sanders. But analysts suggest the recommendations are more about electoral politics than pushing for real reforms.

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Why lenders are wary of FHA's terms for buying loans with forbearance

06/10/20

The Federal Housing Administration's move to insure loans with forbearance could help support homeownership opportunities constrained by the coronavirus if one change was made to it, trade groups said.

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Trade orgs say FHLBank targets may increase small member participation

06/10/20

Groups representing community banks and credit unions generally support the new percentage-based goals set by the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

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‘Rent strikes’ could wreak further havoc on mortgage system

04/13/20

Tenants have threatened to suspend payments during the pandemic to pressure officials into providing rental assistance, but the effects on multifamily loans would compound concerns about servicers' liquidity and, ultimately, lenders' performance.

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Fannie and Freddie to make record high contributions to housing trust funds

02/27/20

The Federal Housing Finance Agency authorized the government-sponsored enterprises to contribute $502.2 million to two funds that help preserve and build affordable housing.

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6 statehouse issues on bankers’ radar

02/11/20

Bankers groups are keeping close tabs on a host of legislative and gubernatorial proposals, from prize-linked savings accounts in Iowa to rent control in Massachusetts to a slew of bills modeled after California's recently passed data privacy law.

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Affordable housing cuts, CFPB funding: Takeaways from Trump budget

02/10/20

The administration proposed to end the housing trust funds now financed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and to subject numerous agencies to the congressional appropriations process, among other things.

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Affordable housing cuts, CFPB funding: Takeaways from Trump budget

02/10/20

The administration proposed to end the housing trust funds now financed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and to subject numerous agencies to the congressional appropriations process, among other things.

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Synovus hires former Regions execs to form affordable housing business

02/10/20

The additions come as the Georgia regional looks to maintain momentum in commercial lending.

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Synovus hires former Regions execs to form affordable housing business

02/10/20

The additions come as the Georgia regional looks to maintain momentum in commercial lending.

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