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FHFA Authorizes the Enterprises to Support Additional Liquidity in the Secondary Mortgage Market

​Washington, D.C.– Today, to help support immediate needs for liquidity in the secondary mortgage market, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has authorized Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the...

Fed Announces Unlimited Bond Purchases in Unprecedented Move to Help U.S. Economy Weather Coronavirus Meltdown

The Federal Reserve announced Monday an unlimited expansion of bond purchasing programs to backstop the U.S. economy, as millions of American households and businesses are getting crushed by the...

Regulators issue more guidance on banks’ pandemic response

WASHINGTON — Federal banking regulators took a series of steps Thursday to further guide banks in supporting customers, small businesses and communities in the midst of the coronavirus...

Racing to Head Off Evictions and Foreclosures

The financial shock from the coronavirus pandemic threatens the housing security of millions of Americans, prompting federal, state and local officials — and even judges and the police — to move...

Trump Orders HUD to Suspend Evictions and Foreclosures

President Trump on Wednesday directed the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to suspend evictions and foreclosures through April as Americans grapple with the fallout of the...

FHFA Suspends Foreclosures and Evictions for Enterprise-Backed Mortgages

​​Washington, D.C. – Today, to help borrowers who are at risk of losing their home, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has directed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) to...

Multifamily housing bonds could be attached to economic stimulus

As lawmakers in Washington search for bipartisan pieces to a third round of legislation to deal with the COVID-19 crisis, one popular measure that could hitch a ride on a larger economic stimulus...

New NLIHC Report: Sustained Public Investment Needed to Ensure Lowest-Income People Have Access to Decent, Accessible, Affordable Homes

Washington, DC - The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes, a new report released today by the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), finds a national shortage of seven million affordable and...

HUD Kicks Off 2020 Secretary’s Awards For Healthy Homes Competition

WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced it’s opening this year’s HUD Secretary Awards for Healthy Homes. Promoting healthy homes that foster...

HUD Awards Funds to Build 1,100 Homes for Low-Income Seniors

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded more than $51 million in housing assistance to non-profit organizations across the country to finance more...