Items Tagged with 'housing reform'


New housing policy foundation breaks silence on housing crisis

Ladies and gentlemen, the J. Ronald Terwilliger Foundation for Housing America’s Families
Housing and mortgage finance reform either gets shuffled off to arguments in congressional subcommittees that go nowhere, or just plain ignored by policymakers. A new foundation with a power lineup plans to change all that, and they may have the capital to do it.
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House passes bipartisan regulatory reform bill

Would require more cost-benefit analysis, transparency in regs
A bipartisan bill that would shed light on how federal policies affect both businesses and state and local governments passed the House Wednesday. It’s got a clear shot through the Senate but there’s turbulence waiting in the White House. Here’s why.
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GOP Congress likely to reform CFPB in 2015

Street: Fannie, Freddie reform unlikely in 114th Congress
There won’t be any real movement on GSE reform, but there may be a serious heeling of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, according to one mortgage finance expert. That's a very different line than the one being published by HUD secretary, Julian Castro.
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The top 10 critical issues facing GSE reform

Urban Institute: Reform in limbo
Almost six years into conservatorship and barely any progress has been made to reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac or create a new housing system. But before reform can even happen, the Urban Institute said these 10 design issues need to be addressed.
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KBRA's Whalen extinguishes any hope of housing reform

"What happens if nothing happens?"
Five years past the financial crisis, and Congress has continuously gone back and forth on what to do about the housing market, with strong emphasis on reworking Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. But what if all this talk in Washington over housing reform is just that—talk.
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FHFA Inspector General counters: Here's why nonbanks need prudent regulation

Nonbanks hold $1.4 trillion of $10 trillion market
The Federal Housing Finance Agency Office of the Inspector General suggests the FHFA establish a risk management process unique to nonbank special servicers. This is to better oversee how the GSEs control inherent risks in transferring mortgage servicing rights and performing large scale servicing operations.
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