Affordable housing

HUD seeks to ease fair housing rule's burden on local governments

08/13/18

The Trump administration has argued that the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, issued in 2015, was too prescriptive.

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Wells Fargo faces probe on low-income tax credit purchases

08/03/18

Multiple agencies are looking into its purchase of certain credits tied to low-income housing developments, the bank said in a securities filing Friday.

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Low-income renters are being displaced. Is it a bank problem?

07/27/18

With values on multifamily properties soaring, some building owners are using aggressive tactics to push out existing tenants to make room for higher-earning ones. That’s raising questions about whether their lenders are abetting this behavior.

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Ginnie Mae nominee deflects questions over GSE reform proposal

07/24/18

Michael Bright co-wrote a paper in 2016 that envisioned making the agency a backstop for the housing finance system, but appeared to distance himself from the proposal at his confirmation hearing.

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A Waters-led banking panel may not be the scourge banks fear

07/10/18

The California Democrat would have more of a bully pulpit as chair of the Financial Services Committee, but some say she could take a pragmatic approach to passing banking legislation.

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Waters unveils bill to restore HUD fair housing policies

06/27/18

The Democratic congresswoman said the department under Secretary Ben Carson has turned "its back on its mission."

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FHFA needs to curb Fannie and Freddie's insatiable appetites

06/27/18

Instead of shrinking the GSEs, the housing regulator is letting them expand into a host of new products and programs.

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Small lenders urge FHFA to let Fannie and Freddie rebuild capital

06/19/18

The groups applauded a proposal to establish minimum GSE capital requirements, but called for more immediate steps to release the companies from conservatorship.

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Manufactured housing giant endorses HUD's call for regulatory relief

04/03/18

The dominant player in manufactured housing lauded the Trump administration's review of construction standards, but other commenters worry the plan will undermine housing quality.

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Low Income Housing Tax Credit gets boost from spending bill

03/26/18

Lawmakers approved a measure to increase the program's funding by nearly $3 billion over four years.

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