Lawmakers push for tougher disclosures on energy loans


Lawmakers from both political parties are increasingly interested in forcing lenders that offer loans to upgrade home heating and cooling systems to issue better disclosures, a prospect that has some in the industry nervous.


Dimon calls for overhaul of FHA, mortgage lending rules


Speaking at a town hall event in Washington, D.C., JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon said that post-crisis regulations have made mortgages too costly for consumers — and made homeownership unattainable for borrowers with low incomes or blemished credit histories.


Carson claims HUD budget cuts will be restored in infrastructure bill


Affordable housing advocates are skeptical of claims by the Department of Housing and Urban Development that proposed cuts to the agency's budget will eventually be made up for by additional funding in the infrastructure bill.


Trump budget slashes HUD funding, but keeps FHA intact


President Trump's budget released Thursday calls for slashing the Department of Housing and Urban Development's funding by 13%, or $6.2 billion, compared with 2016 levels, a blow to many bankers who say affordable housing programs and other HUD initiatives are vital to their work.


Banks to Trump: Spare affordable housing programs


Bankers and housing advocates say many low-income housing projects simply won't get built if the White House and Congress move to eliminate two federal block grant programs.


Carson seeks more private sector involvement in housing


Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said Monday that he will take stock of agency programs to determine their effectiveness and enact policies that invite more private capital into the housing market.


Senate confirms Carson as HUD secretary


The Senate voted 58-41 on Thursday to confirm Ben Carson to be the 17th secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.


Senate panel moves Carson's HUD nomination forward


The Senate Banking Committee voted unanimously to approve the nomination of Ben Carson as secretary of Housing and Urban Development, sending his nomination forward to the full chamber.


Carson open to alternatives to 30-year fixed


Housing and Urban Development Secretary-designate Ben Carson is open to finding alternatives to the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, but believes there must be some government backstop to the housing market.


High stakes, low expectations for Carson's HUD hearing


HUD Secretary-designate Ben Carson is all but certain to get confirmed to his post—unless he makes a major mistake during his confirmation hearing.