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  • Blog Post
    January 30, 2015

    Today’s Federal Register contains the new HUD Interim Rule implementing the Housing Trust Fund (HTF). The Interim Rule establishes regulations governing HTF administration and the allocation formula for grant distribution to states. It says HUD will consider public comment on the Interim Rule once funding is available and grantees gain experience administering the program.

  • Blog Post
    January 28, 2015
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    Senior House Financial Services Committee member Ed Royce (R-CA), introduced legislation (the Pay Back the Taxpayers Act of 2015) yesterday that would prevent Government-Sponsored Enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the GSEs) from directing funds to the Housing Trust Fund and the Capital Magnet Fund. Royce signaled his intention to introduce the bill while questioning Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt at a Financial Services Committee hearing held yesterday.

  • Blog Post
    January 28, 2015
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    Mel Watt, the director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), appeared before a House Financial Services Committee hearing yesterday. During the hearing, Republican and Democratic Committee members engaged Director Watt and each other over recent FHFA actions to increase Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s support for affordable housing.