FHFA's Calabria urges reg relief for homebuilders


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.


Did Ben Carson just mistake an REO for an Oreo?


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


Trump calls Fannie, Freddie a 'pretty urgent problem'


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


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


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.


Critics say HUD bid to restrict down payment programs skirts law


Two nonprofits threatened by the effort say the Department of Housing and Urban Development tried to avoid scrutiny last month when it announced the new policy outside the formal rulemaking process.


Trump's housing agency cracks down on no-money-down home loans


The Trump administration is cracking down on national affordable housing programs because of concern over growing risk to the government's almost $1.3 trillion portfolio of federally insured mortgages.


Senior HUD official named FHFA deputy director


Adolfo Marzol, who has served as an adviser to HUD Secretary Ben Carson, will now report to the new director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency.


Facebook accused by HUD of housing bias over use of targeted ads


The Department of Housing and Urban Development said it's charging Facebook with allegedly violating the Fair Housing Act by restricting who can view housing-related ads.


Trump directs Treasury, HUD to develop GSE reform plan


As lawmakers discuss reform legislation, the president’s memo calls on agencies to draft both administrative and legislative reform options and deliver their reports “as soon as practicable.”


FHA eases home warranty requirement for low down payment loans


The Federal Housing Administration is moving forward with a long-delayed plan to reduce the term of the home warranty required for high loan-to-value mortgages on new houses.