HUD

FHA finances improve markedly, but officials won’t cut premiums yet

11/14/19

The Federal Housing Administration's mortgage insurance fund now sits in a much better financial position, but officials say it's still not strong enough to make the premium cuts the industry wants.

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HUD promotes former CFPB official criticized for blog posts

11/08/19

Eric Blankenstein, who resigned from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in May after the discovery of his racially charged writings, was named acting executive vice president of Ginnie Mae.

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HUD, Justice Dept. aim to ease lenders' False Claims Act burden

10/28/19

The government has used the law to bring fraud claims against Federal Housing Administration lenders, but the new steps respond to criticism that minor offenders were also getting punished.

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FHFA's Calabria talks GSE footprint, coordination with other agencies

10/28/19

The regulator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac discussed steps the companies have already taken to limit their risk, as well as efforts to prevent housing market “overlap” with the FHA.

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Trump to nominate FHA's Brian Montgomery as No. 2 at HUD

10/08/19

The Federal Housing Administration chief has already been serving as the acting deputy secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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Trump housing plan could have unintended consequences for FHA

09/19/19

The proposed reforms of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have gotten all the attention, but the administration also wants to scale back the Federal Housing Administration, expand its capital cushion and adopt risk-based pricing. Some of the ideas have former agency officials concerned.

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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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CFPB moves to ease fintechs’ regulatory fears

09/10/19

The bureau issued three policies removing the threat of legal liability for approved companies that test new products.

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HUD’s assault on fair lending

09/06/19

With its proposal to restrict disparate-impact claims, the Trump administration seems determined to solve a problem that does not exist.

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HUD plows ahead with effort to restrict down payment assistance

09/04/19

The Trump administration is not backing down even after a federal court blocked guidance that would have limited the operations of national housing funds.

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