Affordable housing

Warren drops CRA mandate for credit unions as part of housing bill

03/13/19

The 2020 presidential hopeful removed the contentious provision from a previous version of the bill that had won praise from bankers but sparked fierce opposition from credit unions.

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Carson plans to leave HUD after 2020 election

03/05/19

The secretary of housing and urban development plans to "finish out this term" but wants to return to "the private sector because I think you have just as much influence, maybe more."

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Senate panel advances nominees for FHFA, NCUA

02/26/19

If confirmed to lead the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Mark Calabria would have a central role in any efforts to reform the government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

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FHA expands affordable housing pilot program

02/21/19

The agency's pilot program, designed to streamline mortgage insurance applications associated with the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program, will now include applications for new construction and substantial rehabilitation.

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5 questions facing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2019

02/14/19

The government-sponsored enterprises are going through a transition period. From proposals for rebuilding their capital cushions to tackling shortages in affordable housing, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac face a number of key challenges with wide-ranging consequences this year.

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Reform of Fannie, Freddie should fall to Congress: FHFA nominee

02/14/19

The administration’s choice to regulate the government-sponsored enterprises appeared to distance himself from speculation that the White House may try to overhaul housing finance without legislation.

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5 things to watch at FHFA nominee's Senate hearing

02/13/19

Industry observers will be closely monitoring Mark Calabria's testimony before the Senate Banking Committee on Thursday for hints about how the Trump administration plans to proceed on mortgage finance reform.

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Cheat sheet: Crapo plan reasserts Capitol Hill’s role in GSE reform

02/01/19

Just as the Trump administration appears focused on releasing a framework without Congress, the Senate Banking Committee has re-entered the policy fray with a new proposal.

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Top Democrats urge FHFA's Otting to clarify plans for GSEs

01/25/19

Recent comments attributed to the acting head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (who is also comptroller of the currency) have stoked speculation about the Trump administration’s housing finance policy.

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Five House freshmen to watch on housing issues

01/23/19

Several new members of the House Financial Services Committee with backgrounds in housing could use their experience to address Chairman Maxine Waters' top agenda items.

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