Affordable housing

Will Trump administration suspend GSE housing trust funds?


The Federal Housing Finance Agency in recent years has required Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to contribute to the funds every March, but has yet to make a 2019 request. Housing groups see the delay as a troubling sign.


5 questions for Freddie Mac’s new CEO


David Brickman will take the helm of the mortgage giant at a time of transformation in the mortgage market and housing finance policy.


Housing advocates surprisingly upbeat on FHFA nominee


Mark Calabria has notably criticized the government’s role in housing, but some groups have taken him at his word when he told senators that he supported affordable housing initiatives.


The inconvenient truth for GSE reform plans


There’s bipartisan consensus that the conservatorships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are unsustainable, but that may not be enough for lawmakers to upend the current system.


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


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.


Carson plans to leave HUD after 2020 election


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."


Senate panel advances nominees for FHFA, NCUA


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


FHA expands affordable housing pilot program


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.


5 questions facing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2019


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.


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


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.