Affordable housing

5 things to watch at FHFA nominee's Senate hearing


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.


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


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.


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


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.


Five House freshmen to watch on housing issues


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.


‘I have the gavel’: Waters touts agenda but leadership challenges loom


The new chair of the House Financial Services Committee has an ambitious set of priorities, but newly elected progressives could set up a conflict with more moderate Democrats on the panel.


Waters: A million-plus could lose homes because of HUD shutdown


A lapse in rental-assistance funding, an understaffed FHA and other effects of the government shutdown are causing real harm to families, said the chair of the House Financial Services Committee.


On way out, Hensarling makes final case for GSE reform


The House Financial Services Committee held a hearing to examine the outgoing committee chairman's bipartisan GSE reform bill, but lawmakers were already looking ahead.


FHA commissioner to serve as HUD's acting No. 2


The current deputy secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Pam Patenaude, will step down in January.


Blockchain hype, Mulvaney's BCFP, pot banking: Top stories of the week


Blockchain backers concede the hype is turning off bankers; Mulvaney's CFPB name change could cost industry millions of dollars; the one banking bill Congress might actually pass next term; and more from this week's most-read stories.


Waters likely to raise affordable housing’s profile in GSE debate


The Democrat, who will likely head the Financial Services Committee, has signaled she'll make expanded housing opportunities for lower-income consumers a top priority.