Steven Sugarman is the founder and president of the Capital Corps., a California-based Community Development Financial Institution. Previously, he founded and served as chairman and CEO of the Banc of California.
Two decades ago, policymakers created Community Development Financial Institutions, or CDFIs, to bring lending to underserved communities. Now, steps must be taken to strengthen the CDFI program as a critical step to solve the mortgage and credit challenges facing this demographic. Here’s what needs to be done, and why taking action should be a no-brainer.
President Donald Trump appointed Calabria to take the helm of the FHFA on December 12, 2018. The Senate then officially confirmed Calabria in April by a vote of 52 to 44 as head of the agency. Since then, Calabria has not been silent on his plan to reform the FHFA and the entities it oversees – Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.