Affordable housing

How tax reform could devastate the affordable housing market

11/14/17

Housing advocates are pressing Senate Republicans to expand the low-income housing tax credit program while pushing back against a House GOP plan that would eliminate financing for half of all affordable housing units.

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Lower taxes would be boon for banks. Except in affordable housing

08/03/17

The prospect of a lower corporate rate resulting from looming tax reform discussions may be a blessing for the industry, but it could be bittersweet for one particular group of bankers.

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Should GSEs be aggressive in buying chattel loans?

07/24/17

While Freddie Mac is moving cautiously into buying manufactured housing loans not secured by land, Fannie Mae is moving more aggressively. Industry representatives are divided on which approach is superior.

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New affordable housing goals go easy on Fannie and Freddie

06/29/17

The Federal Housing Finance Agency made just incremental changes to two of the seven affordable housing benchmarks.

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Four issues that could trip up Senate housing finance bill

06/29/17

Both parties appear interested in a deal on housing finance reform, but tough fights are ahead.

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Trump nominates affordable housing official as HUD general counsel

05/25/17

President Trump has nominated Paul Compton, an Alabama attorney with affordable housing experience, to serve as general counsel for HUD.

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Fannie, Freddie detail plans to help mobile home market

05/08/17

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac issued proposals Monday to create pilot programs for loans on mobile homes, part of an ambitious plan for underserved and rural housing markets.

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Trump picks housing expert for key HUD post

04/28/17

President Trump has nominated Pam Patenaude, the president of the J. Ronald Terwilliger Foundation for Housing America's Families, to serve as HUD's No. 2.

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'Elections have consequences': Comments of the week

03/24/17

American Banker readers share their views on the most pressing banking topics of the week. Comments are excerpted from reader response sections of AmericanBanker.com articles and our social media platforms.

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Freddie turns to housing finance agencies as it faces pressure over goals

03/21/17

Freddie Mac is bolstering its relationships with housing finance agencies after it fell short of reaching two critical affordable housing goals last year.

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