Affordable housing

Fannie, Freddie returning to low-income housing tax credits


The FHFA is allowing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to invest in the credits for the first time since they entered conservatorship. Its purpose is to promote affordable housing in underserved markets.


How tax reform could devastate the affordable housing market


Housing advocates are pressing Senate Republicans to expand the low-income housing tax credit program while pushing back against a House GOP plan that would eliminate financing for half of all affordable housing units.


Lower taxes would be boon for banks. Except in affordable housing


The prospect of a lower corporate rate resulting from looming tax reform discussions may be a blessing for the industry, but it could be bittersweet for one particular group of bankers.


Should GSEs be aggressive in buying chattel loans?


While Freddie Mac is moving cautiously into buying manufactured housing loans not secured by land, Fannie Mae is moving more aggressively. Industry representatives are divided on which approach is superior.


New affordable housing goals go easy on Fannie and Freddie


The Federal Housing Finance Agency made just incremental changes to two of the seven affordable housing benchmarks.


Four issues that could trip up Senate housing finance bill


Both parties appear interested in a deal on housing finance reform, but tough fights are ahead.


Trump nominates affordable housing official as HUD general counsel


President Trump has nominated Paul Compton, an Alabama attorney with affordable housing experience, to serve as general counsel for HUD.


Fannie, Freddie detail plans to help mobile home market


Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac issued proposals Monday to create pilot programs for loans on mobile homes, part of an ambitious plan for underserved and rural housing markets.


Trump picks housing expert for key HUD post


President Trump has nominated Pam Patenaude, the president of the J. Ronald Terwilliger Foundation for Housing America's Families, to serve as HUD's No. 2.


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