Housing affordability

A Community Reinvestment Act that works for everyone

12/12/19

Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting explains why his agency and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. have moved forward with a proposal to change the 42-year-old CRA.

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Let’s rethink how CDFIs are examined

12/03/19

These community development-focused banks need tailored regulations to expand their purpose in helping underserved areas.

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HUD asks for input on policies that may limit affordable housing

11/26/19

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is seeking public feedback on federal, state and local laws and regulations that may inhibit affordable housing or constrain the supply of housing.

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FHFA's Calabria is open to wiping out Fannie, Freddie shareholders

10/22/19

At a House hearing covering a whole host of housing finance reform topics, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's regulator said "if the circumstances" call for eliminating investors, "we will."

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The ball is in FHFA’s court for reforming the GSEs

09/17/19

The FHFA can go beyond a recent Trump administration report to level the playing field between the private sector and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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FHFA boosts multifamily lending caps for Fannie and Freddie

09/13/19

The Federal Housing Finance Agency is revising the multifamily loan purchase caps for the mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to increase affordable housing.

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The case for market-based CRA reform

07/12/19

Many oppose a metric-based approach, but there are ways it could actually work.

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The Fed’s remarkable turnaround on CRA

07/11/19

The central bank has a long history of fighting reforms to the Community Reinvestment Act, until now.

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Trump forms White House council to ease barriers to affordable housing

06/25/19

The president signed an executive order Tuesday establishing a White House council dedicated to examining regulatory barriers to affordable housing.

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HUD down-payment policy harms first-time buyers

06/11/19

The agency’s new guidance would limit some nonprofits’ ability to help borrowers pay their down payments, leading to higher home costs.

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