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FHFA Releases Re-Proposed Capital Rule for the Enterprises

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that it is seeking comments on a notice of proposed rulemaking that establishes a new regulatory capital framework for...

OCC Finalizes Rule to Strengthen and Modernize Community Reinvestment Act Regulations

Washington — The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today released a final rule strengthening and modernizing the agency’s regulations under the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA).

Secretary Carson Congratulates Brian Montgomery on Deputy Secretary Confirmation

Washington - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson today applauded the confirmation of Brian D. Montgomery to serve as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of...

HUD Allocates Third Wave of CARES Act Funding Providing $1 Billion for Communities to Bolster Coronavirus Response and Relief Efforts

Washington - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson today announced the allocation of a third wave in CARES Act coronavirus relief funding totaling $1 billion...

Inside House Democrats’ Whopping $1.2 Trillion+ Coronavirus Relief Proposal

House Democrats could bring their phase 4 coronavirus relief package (CARES 2) to the floor for a vote as early as this week — but, for now, at least, it's going nowhere.

The Housing Market Faces Its Next Crisis as May Rent and Mortgages Come Due

Millions of homeowners and renters already are behind on payments in the economic collapse, and the jobless ranks are growing.

Lawmakers Weigh Relief for U.S. Homeowners Facing Balloon Payments

WASHINGTON—Lawmakers are considering ways to provide more relief for millions of homeowners who have taken advantage of a government offer to suspend mortgage payments amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Which States Are Doing a Better Job Protecting Renters from Being Evicted During the Coronavirus Pandemic

For millions of renters who have lost income, rent day on May 1 is a looming disaster. A majority of the country’s 43.8 million renting households have lost at least some of their income in...

Federal Help for Mortgage Servicers Can and Must Also Reach Renters and Owners

By Stockton Williams and Gene Slater Recent moves by Ginnie Mae and the Federal Housing Finance Agency to help mortgage servicers meet some of their short-term financial needs fail to defuse...

Housing Regulator Takes Step to Ease Crunch at Mortgage-Finance Companies

WASHINGTON—A U.S. housing-finance regulator on Wednesday announced steps to ease strains on mortgage companies facing a cash crunch as millions of Americans suspend their monthly payments amid...