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National Groups Call on Senate Majority Leader Reid to Hold off Floor Vote on Johnson-Crapo

Washington, D.C. – Today, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) and other leading national organizations sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid calling on him not to give the current Johnson-Crapo housing finance reform legislation a floor vote in the Senate. The letter outlines the groups’ concerns with the bill and warns of the …

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NCRC Statement on Johnson-Crapo Housing Finance Reform Committee Vote

Washington, D.C. – Today, in response to the U.S. Senate Banking Committee’s vote on the Johnson-Crapo housing finance reform legislation, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition’s (NCRC) President and CEO John Taylor made the following statement: “The deeply divided committee vote is a clear signal that this bill is dead in the water, and with good reason. …

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NCRC Statement on FHFA Director Mel Watt’s Remarks at the Brookings Institution

Washington, D.C. – Today, in response to Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt’s speech revealing his plans for the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, including clarifying the rules that require banks to buy back faulty home loans and the entities’ underwriting requirements, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition’s (NCRC) President and CEO John Taylor …

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NCRC Statement on the Release of the Johnson-Crapo Housing Finance Reform Bill

Washington, DC – Today, in reaction to the release of a draft housing finance reform bill by Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Chairman Tim Johnson and Ranking Member Mike Crapo, NCRC President and CEO John Taylor made the following statement: “While we are encouraged that the Johnson-Crapo draft incorporates elements of a …

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NCRC Statement on Johnson and Crapo Agreement on Housing Finance Reform

Washington, DC – Today, in reaction to an agreement on housing finance reform released by Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson and Ranking Member Mike Crapo, NCRC President and CEO John Taylor made the following statement: “We are encouraged that the principles for housing finance reform agreed upon by Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson …

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Locked Out: What Losing Fannie, Freddie, and the Affordable Housing Goals Will Mean for the American Dream

  Please join us for an important conversation about the future of the government-sponsored enterprises and housing finance reform on Friday, January 31 at 8:30 a.m. “Locked Out: What Losing Fannie, Freddie, and the Affordable Housing Goals Will Mean for the American Dream” will tackle two critical questions in the reform debate: Can we afford …

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Save the Date: On January 31st, NCRC Presents “Locked Out: What Losing Fannie, Freddie, and the Affordable Housing Goals Will Mean for the American Dream”

You are cordially invited to attend the National Community Reinvestment Coalition’s timely forum on the future of the government sponsored enterprises and housing finance reform called “Locked Out: What Losing Fannie, Freddie, and the Affordable Housing Goals Will Mean for the American Dream.” The event will consist of two panels focused on issues critical to …

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NCRC Applauds Senate Confirmation of Mel Watt as Director of the FHFA

Washington, DC – Today, in reaction to the Senate’s confirmation of Mel Watt as Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) President and CEO John Taylor made the following statement: “We applaud the confirmation of Mel Watt as Director of the FHFA. He is a well-qualified, pragmatic leader who …

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NCRC Statement on President Obama’s Arizona Housing Address

Washington, DC – Today, in reaction to President Obama’s speech on housing in Arizona, NCRC President and CEO John Taylor made the following statement: “We applaud the President for stressing the importance of access to homeownership, affordable rental housing, and responsible lending. But we are very concerned that the President didn’t address what is missing from …

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NCRC Applauds Nomination of Mel Watt to Head FHFA

Washington, DC – Today, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition applauded the nomination of Representative Mel Watt to lead the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). NCRC President and CEO John Taylor made the following statement: “Mel Watt is an excellent choice to lead the FHFA. He is well qualified and sure to be a strong leader …

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NCRC Applauds President Obama’s Leadership on Housing

Washington, DC — Today, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) applauded President Obama for announcing new steps allowing homeowners to refinance FHA insured loans at lower rates, and an agreement with lenders which would provide financial restitution for veterans who were improperly foreclosed upon. NCRC President & CEO John Taylor called upon Edward DeMarco, Acting Director …

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Robosigning Settlement Step Towards Full Recognition of Extraordinary Harm to Homeowners & Economy

Washington, DC — Today federal officials and state Attorneys General reached an agreement with five major lenders to settle claims stemming from “robosigning” and other servicing abuses. John Taylor, president & CEO of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) made this statement: “The settlement recognizes that all homeowners have been damaged by widespread abuses in …

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NCRC Opposes Increase to FHA Down-payment

Washington, DC — John Taylor, President & CEO of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, released this statement today about the Republican proposal to raise the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) minimum loan down payment to five percent. The proposal will be discussed at a House Financial Services Subcommittee hearing today. NCRC opposes an increase in the …

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As Congress Skirmishes on Budget, Community Groups Gather to Call for New Leadership on Critical Economic Issues

Washington, DC — As the federal government faces a possible shutdown, local community organizations will gather in Washington, DC to call for renewed efforts to prevent foreclosures, create jobs and stabilize communities, building on model programs and efforts at the local level. Joined by its state-based member organizations, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) hosts its …

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