Affordable housing

FHFA's Calabria urges reg relief for homebuilders

06/03/19

The head of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s regulator blamed “burdensome” local regulations for a lack of housing supply, and also provided an update on the administration’s plan for GSE reform.

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Wells Fargo in talks to scratch one scandal off next CEO's list

05/31/19

Wells Fargo is in negotiations to settle a U.S. probe into procurement of low-income housing tax credits as its top lawyer tries to clean up issues before handing off the chief executive officer role.

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Will housing issues be a focus of 2020 race?

05/22/19

At a time when costs continue to soar and regulators weigh reforms for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, more than half of the Democratic presidential candidates have talked about housing on the campaign trail.

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In New York, growing support for a public bank

05/17/19

Undeterred by setbacks in other cities, a broad coalition of community groups is seizing on popular mistrust of traditional banks to press the case for a city-owned bank.

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Multifamily lenders balk at N.Y.’s proposed tenant-friendly reforms

05/10/19

Housing advocates and Democratic lawmakers want to create more protections for tenants of rent-controlled apartments, but they are facing stiff opposition from property owners and the banks that lend to them.

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Critics say HUD bid to restrict down payment programs skirts law

05/06/19

Two nonprofits threatened by the effort say the Department of Housing and Urban Development tried to avoid scrutiny last month when it announced the new policy outside the formal rulemaking process.

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Bigger is better, BB&T-SunTrust chiefs assure skeptics

04/25/19

The two banks’ CEOs used a public hearing to argue their merger will be a boon for underserved markets. But other speakers warned that bank consolidation hurts communities.

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Trump's housing agency cracks down on no-money-down home loans

04/22/19

The Trump administration is cracking down on national affordable housing programs because of concern over growing risk to the government's almost $1.3 trillion portfolio of federally insured mortgages.

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Senior HUD official named FHFA deputy director

04/16/19

Adolfo Marzol, who has served as an adviser to HUD Secretary Ben Carson, will now report to the new director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

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Wells in denial, faster-payments backtrack, delinquency uptick: Top stories of the week

04/12/19

Wells Fargo and the denial stage of recovery; community bankers alarmed after big banks backtrack on faster-payments pricing; credit card, auto loan delinquencies hit seven-year high; and more from this week's most-read stories.

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