• February 2, 2018
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    Earlier this week, a draft housing finance reform proposal being developed by Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and Mark Warner (D-VA) began circulating in Washington. Corker’s and Warner’s offices confirmed the leaked draft’s authenticity but stressed that it does not reflect recent changes they have made to the legislation.

  • February 2, 2018
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    Through the Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH), and in partnership with the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), HUD is now accepting nominations for the HUD Secretary’s Award for Healthy Homes.

  • January 30, 2018
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    In the wake of recent elections and resignations, House and Senate leaders have appointed new members to several congressional committees. An updated set of these key congressional committee rosters can be found here.

  • January 29, 2018
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    The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) earlier today released its final Strategic Plan for 2018-2022. The plan outlines FHFA's goals and priorities for overseeing Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Home Loan Banks (FHLBs).

  • January 26, 2018
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    A bipartisan group of mayors and business leaders from around the country yesterday announced a new initiative to protect and expand current levels of federal spending for programs addressing the issues of affordable housing and homelessness.

  • January 24, 2018
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    On January 22, President Trump signed a new stopgap spending bill for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, officially ending a three-day government shutdown. This Continuing Resolution (CR), which passed the House and Senate earlier in the day, is the fourth in a series of short-term spending bills since the 2018 fiscal year began in October. The CR funds federal programs, including HUD and USDA affordable housing programs, at FY 2017 levels; reauthorizes the National Flood Insurance Program through February 8; and funds the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six years.

  • January 23, 2018
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    Yesterday, a leaked draft outline of the Trump Administration’s infrastructure plan began circulating in Washington and beyond. One of the key planks of the plan includes enhancing private activity bonds (PABs), including removing the state PAB volume cap.

  • January 22, 2018
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    Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Mel Watt last week sent Senate Banking Committee leaders an outline of FHFA’s proposal for housing finance reform. This is the first time that FHFA has shared its own comprehensive recommendations for housing finance reform in their entirety.

  • January 18, 2018
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    Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Mick Mulvaney announced yesterday that CFPB will examine its operations, policies, and procedures to ensure that it is effectively carrying out its statutory mandate. To inform the review, CFPB intends in the coming weeks to publish in the Federal Register a series of Requests for Information (RFIs) seeking public input on key CFPB activities related to enforcement, supervision, rulemaking, market monitoring, and consumer education.

  • January 17, 2018
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    The Senate Banking Committee voted via voice vote this morning to favorably report the nomination of Brian Montgomery to be Commissioner of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and HUD Assistant Secretary for Housing. Montgomery’s nomination will now be sent to the full Senate for consideration.