Affordable housing

HUD should scrap its new fair housing plan


The agency issued a fair housing proposal last month that would perpetuate segregation and make it harder to detect discrimination.


HUD proposes easing Obama-era fair housing rule


The Department of Housing and Urban Development has proposed an overhaul of an Obama-era rule meant to guide local jurisdictions in how they comply with the Fair Housing Act.


Goldman goes transparent; Banks up to the challenge


Goldman Sachs plans to offer details into its workings to boost its stock value; while challenger banks are prospering, traditional banks still rule the roost.


By staying on sidelines, the Fed is protecting CRA


The central bank’s refusal to join the OCC and FDIC in revamping the Community Reinvestment Act sends an unmistakable message that their proposal is deeply flawed.


Reactions to CRA plan signal long fight ahead


While the banking industry has applauded regulators’ effort, community groups say the proposal needs to be reworked or it will hurt those the law was meant to help.


A Community Reinvestment Act that works for everyone


Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting explains why his agency and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. have moved forward with a proposal to change the 42-year-old CRA.


Four big questions as CRA proposal nears official release


The banking industry could finally have answers soon on the degree of agreement between regulators reforming the Community Reinvestment Act, how they envision CRA zones of the future and other key matters.


Let’s rethink how CDFIs are examined


These community development-focused banks need tailored regulations to expand their purpose in helping underserved areas.


HUD asks for input on policies that may limit affordable housing


The Department of Housing and Urban Development is seeking public feedback on federal, state and local laws and regulations that may inhibit affordable housing or constrain the supply of housing.


Waters, Harris unveil plan to invest over $200B in affordable housing


The House Financial Services chair is sponsoring a bill with one of the Democratic presidential contenders aimed at alleviating the public housing capital backlog.