NCRC applauds FHFA’s proposed expansion of affordable housing goals, and a new goal specific for minority communities

Today, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) proposed 2022-2024 single-family and multifamily housing goals for the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs), Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. In addition to proposing higher annual benchmarks in some categories, the agency proposes new single-family subgoals focused on communities of color and that respond to concerns about displacement in low-income communities.

NCRC applauds HUD, FHFA plan to strengthen enforcement of the Fair Housing Act, and inclusion of rental payment data for mortgage risk assessments at Fannie Mae

This is a bold and promising move to align and combine forces at agencies that should work together to end housing and lending discrimination and, importantly, to ensure their policies expand access to affordable homeownership for more borrowers and communities of color.

19 community organizations urge FHFA to release data and analysis for proposed capital rule on the GSEs

This week, 19 national community organizations called on the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) to provide more clarity and transparency around the impacts of the agency’s proposed capital requirements for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) before the end of a public comment period on August 31st.

FHFA Re-Proposed Capital Rule for the Enterprises Sign-on Letter

August 10, 2020 The Honorable Mark Calabria Director Federal Housing Finance Agency 400 7th Street, SW Washington, D.C. 20219 Hugh Frater CEO Fannie Mae Midtown Center 1100 15th Street, NW Washington, DC 20005 David Brickman CEO Freddie Mac 1551 Park Run Drive Mclean, VA 22102 Dear Director Calabria, Executives Frater and Brickman: We are writing …

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CFPB, FHFA Establish New Borrower Protection Program to Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic

This month, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced the new Borrower Protection Program that streamlines consumer protection oversight of mortgage servicers through new data and information sharing between the program sponsors as they respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

Community groups call on Trump administration to make homeownership more accessible and affordable for LMI and minority families, not less

A coalition of housing, consumer protection and community development organizations yesterday called on the Trump administration to not undermine policies that help low- and moderate-income (LMI) people buy homes, and avoid changes that would make home-buying harder for millions.

NCRC looks forward to working with the new FHFA Director on affordable housing

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate confirmed Mark Calabria as the new director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). Jesse Van Tol, CEO of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (www.ncrc.org), made the following statement: “I want to congratulate Mark Calabria on his confirmation. We have worked with him over the years. “There have been numerous announcements …

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