Affordable housing

5 questions for Freddie Mac’s new CEO

03/21/19

David Brickman will take the helm of the mortgage giant at a time of transformation in the mortgage market and housing finance policy.

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Housing advocates surprisingly upbeat on FHFA nominee

03/20/19

Mark Calabria has notably criticized the government’s role in housing, but some groups have taken him at his word when he told senators that he supported affordable housing initiatives.

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The inconvenient truth for GSE reform plans

03/19/19

There’s bipartisan consensus that the conservatorships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are unsustainable, but that may not be enough for lawmakers to upend the current system.

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Warren drops CRA mandate for credit unions as part of housing bill

03/13/19

The 2020 presidential hopeful removed the contentious provision from a previous version of the bill that had won praise from bankers but sparked fierce opposition from credit unions.

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Carson plans to leave HUD after 2020 election

03/05/19

The secretary of housing and urban development plans to "finish out this term" but wants to return to "the private sector because I think you have just as much influence, maybe more."

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Senate panel advances nominees for FHFA, NCUA

02/26/19

If confirmed to lead the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Mark Calabria would have a central role in any efforts to reform the government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

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FHA expands affordable housing pilot program

02/21/19

The agency's pilot program, designed to streamline mortgage insurance applications associated with the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program, will now include applications for new construction and substantial rehabilitation.

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5 questions facing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2019

02/14/19

The government-sponsored enterprises are going through a transition period. From proposals for rebuilding their capital cushions to tackling shortages in affordable housing, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac face a number of key challenges with wide-ranging consequences this year.

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Reform of Fannie, Freddie should fall to Congress: FHFA nominee

02/14/19

The administration’s choice to regulate the government-sponsored enterprises appeared to distance himself from speculation that the White House may try to overhaul housing finance without legislation.

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5 things to watch at FHFA nominee's Senate hearing

02/13/19

Industry observers will be closely monitoring Mark Calabria's testimony before the Senate Banking Committee on Thursday for hints about how the Trump administration plans to proceed on mortgage finance reform.

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