HUD

Senators: Decision to halt FHA lending to DACA recipients is unacceptable

06/26/19

A group of Senate Democrats have called on HUD Secretary Ben Carson to reverse his agency’s opinion that borrowers in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are ineligible for FHA loans.

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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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Warren sounds alarm on HUD hiring of embattled CFPB official

06/24/19

Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Eric Blankenstein's past writings disqualify him from working at the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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Will FHFA’s fair-lending office fill enforcement void?

06/18/19

The little-known unit was launched in the wake of efforts by the CFPB and HUD to cut back on fair-lending activities, but the reach of the 10-month-old office is still unclear.

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DACA recipients ineligible for FHA loans, housing official says

06/13/19

The interpretation by HUD, conveyed in a letter to Congress by Assistant Secretary Len Wolfson, appeared to contradict the agency's earlier comments about borrowers in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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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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FHFA's Calabria urges reg relief for homebuilders

06/03/19

The head of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s regulator blamed “burdensome” local regulations for a lack of housing supply, and also provided an update on the administration’s plan for GSE reform.

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Did Ben Carson just mistake an REO for an Oreo?

05/21/19

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson appeared not to recognize a commonly known real estate term during a congressional hearing on Tuesday.

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Trump calls Fannie, Freddie a 'pretty urgent problem'

05/17/19

His administration is looking at different alternatives to reform the housing finance system.

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Can FHA's promise of softer enforcement get lenders back on board?

05/09/19

The industry welcomed a proposed overhaul of how the government identifies False Claims Act violations, but some say it remains to be seen if the changes are enough to satisfy companies that had bolted.

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