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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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NCRC Applauds FHFA Director Watt’s Call for GSEs to Retain Their Profits

Washington, DC – Today, in response to Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Mel Watt’s testimony before Congress warning of a possible bailout of the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) from the U.S. Department of Treasury and supporting retention of the GSEs’ profits rather than turning them over to the U.S. Treasury, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition’s …

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Community Groups Call for Recapitalization of GSEs and End to Dividend Payments to U.S. Treasury

Washington, DC – Today, NCRC together with other consumer groups, homebuilders and small lenders sent a letter to Mel Watt, Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, expressing concern that the capital buffers of the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will soon be depleted as a result of the Preferred Stock Purchase …

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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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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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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 Statement on CFPB Mortgage Servicing Rules

Washington, DC – Today, in reaction to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) release of new mortgage servicing rules, NCRC President and CEO John Taylor made the following statement: “The CFPB’s new mortgage servicing rules set bright lines for mortgage servicers and help to ensure that consumers will be treated fairly and with respect. In …

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NCRC Statement on FHA’s 2012 Annual Financial Status Report

  Washington, DC– Today, NCRC President and CEO John Taylor made the following statement on FHA’s 2012 Annual Financial Status report: “After 78 years of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) doing things right and performing well from a fiscal perspective, the recent news about its financial health must be seen in perspective. Without FHA, and …

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Coalition of Community Organizations Calls on President Obama to Recess Appoint an FHFA Director

  Washington, DC — Today, hundreds of community organizations sent a letter to President Obama calling on him to make a recess appointment to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). FHFA is currently led by an Acting Director, Ed DeMarco, who has refused to allow Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which hold the majority of …

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