Affordable housing

‘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.


FHA looking to extend multifamily risk-sharing program: Montgomery


The Federal Housing Administration's risk-sharing program with the Federal Financing Bank began as a temporary fix, but the agency is exploring how to make it more permanent.


Will Democrats’ midterm success spur progress on GSE reform?


The end of one-party rule in Washington could move the needle on efforts to devise a new housing finance framework.


Waters' priorities: Thwarting Trump, shielding consumers, housing


The presumptive chair of the Financial Services Committee resumed her tough criticism of the administration, but also committed to "hearing a range of views" if handed the gavel.


Siding with landlords and lenders, Calif. voters reject expanded rent control


Real estate and mortgage industry groups outspent proponents three-to-one to defeat Proposition 10, a measure to allow California municipalities to set local rent control laws.