WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, released a plan to significantly alter the U.S. housing finance system. The plan would eliminate the affordable housing goals, the government-sponsored enterprises’ (GSEs) Duty to Serve rule and repeal their charter obligation to facilitate the financing of affordable housing for low- and moderate-income families. […]
The recommendation to abolish affordable housing goals would be disastrous for young Americans and the working class.
Those who don’t have a generous pre-approval letter from a lender in their pocket might find themselves out of luck when they go house hunting. That’s why some of the biggest players in housing finance are making new efforts to open up housing options for low- and middle-income buyers.
This bill reforms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but abolishes their affordable housing goals. This should be a dealbreaker for any fair-minded Senator.
Washington – Today, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) released a white paper making a case for the recapitalization of the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and continuing the reforms of the GSEs started with the passage of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA). The white paper, “Protecting Duties to Serve and Responsible Next Steps for […]
Protecting Duties to Serve and Responsible Next Steps for Reforming the Secondary Mortgage Market(PDF Download)
Washington, DC – Today, in reaction to updates to the Common Securitization Platform released by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), NCRC President and CEO John Taylor made the following statement: “The potential that the Common Securitization Platform (CSP) will be opened up in the future to entities other than government-sponsored enterprises — Fannie Mae […]
Washington, DC – Today, in response to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) release of its final affordable housing goal rule for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for 2015-2017, National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) President and CEO John Taylor made the following statement: “The affordable housing goal rule announced by FHFA today falls short of […]
Washington, DC – Today, in response to Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Mel Watt’s announcement that FHFA has revised and clarified the Representation and Warranty framework, and will be developing new guidelines for mortgages with loan-to-value ratios between 95 and 97 percent, NCRC President and CEO John Taylor made the following statement: “We applaud […]