Affordable housing

New affordable housing goals go easy on Fannie and Freddie

06/29/17

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

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Four issues that could trip up Senate housing finance bill

06/29/17

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

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Trump nominates affordable housing official as HUD general counsel

05/25/17

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

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Fannie, Freddie detail plans to help mobile home market

05/08/17

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.

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Trump picks housing expert for key HUD post

04/28/17

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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'Elections have consequences': Comments of the week

03/24/17

American Banker readers share their views on the most pressing banking topics of the week. Comments are excerpted from reader response sections of AmericanBanker.com articles and our social media platforms.

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Freddie turns to housing finance agencies as it faces pressure over goals

03/21/17

Freddie Mac is bolstering its relationships with housing finance agencies after it fell short of reaching two critical affordable housing goals last year.

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Banks to Trump: Spare affordable housing programs

03/15/17

Bankers and housing advocates say many low-income housing projects simply won't get built if the White House and Congress move to eliminate two federal block grant programs.

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Don’t let tax reform pull plug on crucial housing programs

03/06/17

Bankers hope that new tax policy will respect the role of tax-assisted community development programs in encouraging business investment in distressed areas.

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Senate confirms Carson as HUD secretary

03/02/17

The Senate voted 58-41 on Thursday to confirm Ben Carson to be the 17th secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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