Affordable housing

Analyzing the <em>other</em> housing crisis

09/09/18

Housing blight — concentrated areas of vacant properties — is harming communities across the country and posing a risk to the financial system. But governments seem powerless to turn it around. We're finding out why. A special 10-part series by American Banker.

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Nobody's Home: A new podcast exploring the other housing crisis

09/09/18

There's a problem in America. Homes are decaying all over the country, even as affordable housing is becoming more scarce. Can we rebuild these communities before it's too late? A trailer introducing a special ten-part podcast series by American Banker.

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Nobody's Home: A new podcast exploring the other housing crisis

09/06/18

There's a problem in America. Homes are decaying all over the country, even as affordable housing is becoming more scarce. Can we rebuild these communities before it's too late? A trailer introducing a special ten-part podcast series by American Banker.

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Housing execs to Congress: Multifamily projects strained by rules

09/05/18

As the demand for home rentals continues to rise, regulatory burdens could decrease the multifamily housing supply and drive up costs, witnesses said at a congressional hearing.

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Feds probe PNC; Credit card problems ahead?

08/20/18

The bank said it has received subpoenas related to low-income housing tax credits; write-offs of bad credit card debt creep up.

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Banks should do more to prevent renters from being displaced

08/14/18

Lending to problematic or serial evictors can cause people to be pushed out of their homes in the name of profits. Banks must adopt standards against this practice.

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HUD seeks to ease fair housing rule's burden on local governments

08/13/18

The Trump administration has argued that the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, issued in 2015, was too prescriptive.

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Wells Fargo faces probe on low-income tax credit purchases

08/03/18

Multiple agencies are looking into its purchase of certain credits tied to low-income housing developments, the bank said in a securities filing Friday.

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Low-income renters are being displaced. Is it a bank problem?

07/27/18

With values on multifamily properties soaring, some building owners are using aggressive tactics to push out existing tenants to make room for higher-earning ones. That’s raising questions about whether their lenders are abetting this behavior.

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Ginnie Mae nominee deflects questions over GSE reform proposal

07/24/18

Michael Bright co-wrote a paper in 2016 that envisioned making the agency a backstop for the housing finance system, but appeared to distance himself from the proposal at his confirmation hearing.

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