Brena Swanson

Brena Swanson

Brena Swanson is formerly the Digital Reporter for HousingWire. Brena joined the HousingWire news team in February 2013, also serving in the roles of Reporter and Content Specialist. Brena graduated from Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri.

ARTICLES

  • From HW Magazine

    MBA Opens Doors Foundation: Taking care of the families of critically ill children

    Providing rental and mortgage assistance for more than 2,000 families
    Back in 2011, former MBA President and CEO Dave Stevens, his wife Mary Stevens, and Dan Arrigoni, the former president of U.S. Bank Home Mortgage, had a vision to help families with critically ill or injured children stay in their homes. This vision led to the Mortgage Bankers Association establishing the MBA Opens Doors Foundation, which helps families with sick children receive mortgage or rental payment assistance while a child receives medical treatment.
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  • Blighted Michigan homes expose residents to hazardous materials if demolished

    Includes risk of asbestos exposure, illegal dumping, and contaminated soil
    House demolitions through the Hardest Hit Fund’s Blight Elimination Program in Michigan could expose residents to hazardous materials and other risks, according to a new report conducted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on behalf of the Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program. Here’s a list of the most likely risks, along with the ways to fix them.
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  • PHH vs. CFPB: Cordray won't be around to see the outcome of the case

    Will feelings toward the CFPB change with someone else in power?
    With Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray only a handful of days away from officially leaving his position, the director probably won’t be around to see the outcome of the controversial PHH vs. CFPB case. Interestingly enough, the court’s decision might have unseated him as director anyway.
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  • Industry veterans launch Chicago-based bemortgage

    Division of Bridgeview Bank Group
    The list of players in the mortgage industry continues to grow, as a group of industry veterans announced the launch of bemortgage. The group brings more than 100 years of combined mortgage experience to the new Chicago-based mortgage company.
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  • NAFCU to CFPB: It's time to roll back regulations with Cordray's departure

    Outlines nine areas where credit unions are looking for relief
    With the future of the CFPB up in the air now that Director Richard Cordray will step down by the end of the month, the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions took the opportunity to reiterate a message the group has long stressed: Credit unions are over-regulated. NAFCU outlined nine areas in which the bureau could improve its operations and provide some relief to credit unions.
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  • Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Drama heats up in gubernatorial race for Ohio governor

    Cities continue to vie for Amazon’s headquarters
    Speculation continues to rise over which city Amazon will choose as its second headquarters. Meanwhile, outgoing CFPB Director Richard Cordray’s likely entry into the Ohio gubernatorial race isn’t the only drama surrounding the state’s upcoming election. All that, and more, in your Monday Morning Cup of Coffee.
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