Housing Affairs Letter

National Digest

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Notes From Inside The Beltway

After waiting nearly seven months for the Senate to confirm his presidential nomination as president of Ginnie Mae, a frustrated Michael Bright withdraws his nomination and quits as Ginnie Mae’s acting president. Instead, Bright will become president and CEO of the Structured

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Notes From Inside The Beltway

With Democrats now in control of the House, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) heads the Financial Services Committee and as such will set the housing and banking policy agendas. Restructuring the housing finance industry, namely what to do with Fannie Mae and Freddie

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Notes From Inside The Beltway

Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt’s five-year term ends Jan.7. Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting will step into an acting role to steer the FHFA until a successor to Watt is confirmed by the Senate. President Donald Trump

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Notes From Inside The Beltway

Congressional Democrats are preparing to focus on the affordable housing crisis in the new Congress beginning Jan. 3 after two years of Congress largely shunting the issue to state and local governments. The original proposal crafted by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has been

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Notes From Inside The Beltway

President Donald Trump makes his administration initiative to revitalize inner-city neighborhoods with a fusion of public and private financing official after signing an executive order Dec. 12. The administration’s zone initiative, authorized by the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of

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Notes From Inside The Beltway

With no opposition to go up against new House Financial Services Chairman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Republicans select low-key moderate Patrick McHenry to be the committee’s ranking member. The six-term western North Carolina congressman is not seen as any match for the

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Notes From Inside The Beltway

Congressional Democrats are preparing to descend hard on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Both Senate and House lawmakers are signaling their interest in at least halting the Trump administration’s dismantling of the agency’s prerogatives, if not reversing them. Incoming

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Notes From Inside The Beltway

Fearful that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will fall into the hands of someone who would advocate stricter controls over the banking and housing industries, the industry’s top groups call on the Senate to confirm Kathy Kraninger for the post. President Trump nominated

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Notes From Inside The Beltway

A new study by the National Low Income Housing Coalition and the Public & Affordable Housing Research Corporation shows that nearly 20% of the nation’s affordable housing units financed by low-income housing tax credits will be lost in the next decade. LIHTCs helped

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Notes From Inside The Beltway

HUD has issued three reports on the HOME program. The HOME Investment Partnerships Program requires participating jurisdictions to match 25 cents of every dollar in program funding to mobilize community resources in support of affordable housing. Eligible grantee states are

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