Affordable housing

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.


'Elections have consequences': Comments of the week


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


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


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


Banks to Trump: Spare affordable housing programs


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.


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


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


Senate confirms Carson as HUD secretary


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