HUD

Biden transition teams add credit union CEO and former NCUA staffer

11/11/20

Bill Bynum, president and CEO of Hope Federal Credit Union, and Gail Laster, former director of the National Credit Union Administration's consumer-protection division, are working with the incoming administration.

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HUD’s disparate impact rule is a ‘get out of jail free’ card

10/02/20

The bar to prove discriminatory patterns is so high that plaintiffs would have slim odds of winning lawsuits against housing providers.

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HUD finalizes contentious revamp of fair lending rule with one tweak

09/09/20

The final version of the amended rule, like the original proposal, makes fair lending claims tougher to prove; but it does soften language that otherwise might have allowed mortgage companies to use algorithms to prove nondiscrimination.

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‘I’m a budget nerd’: How new FHA chief is confronting pandemic

08/17/20

Dana Wade, a former OMB official, says a strong capital footing will help the Federal Housing Administration weather an uptick in delinquencies and ensure the mortgage market is viable once the economy recovers.

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Senate confirms Wade as FHA commissioner

07/28/20

The housing agency's prior permanent chief, Brian Montgomery, left the position after he was tapped to become deputy HUD secretary.

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Trump rolls back fair housing rule with executive order

07/23/20

The Trump administration's executive order to terminate and replace federal enforcement of anti-discrimination policies at the local level, citing the burden it put on municipalities, enraged advocates of equitable housing practices.

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Big banks urge HUD to shelve redlining plan. Small banks say not so fast.

07/20/20

The national conversation around systemic racism has compelled large banks to withdraw support from the “disparate impact” proposal. But community banks maintain that the proposed reforms would reduce frivolous claims.

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What happens to struggling homeowners when CARES Act relief ends?

06/09/20

Some lawmakers fear that when forbearance plans and enhanced unemployment coverage expire, the consequences for mortgage borrowers still affected by the pandemic will be severe.

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FHA to insure new single-family loans subject to forbearance plans

06/04/20

The policy comes more than a month after a different agency issued similar guidance for loans backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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CFPB, other agencies post website for consumers seeking housing relief

05/12/20

The joint site describes potential strategies for both homeowners and renters economically affected by COVID-19.

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