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  • Washington Post: HUD staffer shuffled to new agency, confusion and suspicion reigns

    In a surprise move, HUD Assistant Secretary Suzanne Israel Tufts has joined the Interior Department as acting inspector general
    In a highly unusual move, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Assistant Secretary Suzanne Israel Tufts was moved to the Interior Department to serve as acting inspector general overseeing four investigations into Secretary Ryan Zinke’s conduct.
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  • Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: With Kavanaugh confirmed, will Supreme Court take aim at the CFPB?

    New swing justice previously declared bureau unconstitutional
    In case you’ve been living under a rock for the last few days (and if you have, good for you…but how’d you get out from under there???), the Supreme Court has a new justice and balance of power of the nation’s highest court just swung decidedly to the right. So, does that mean that the CFPB will soon have to argue for its structure or very existence before the Supreme Court? The new justice has already declared the bureau unconstitutional. Here's a look at what's next.
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  • Top housing groups push Trump administration, Congress to enact permanent GSE reform

    Housing industry’s biggest acronyms want formalized, stable changes
    With the 10-year anniversary of the government taking Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into conservatorship nigh upon us, a coalition of the housing industry’s largest trade groups, affordable housing advocates, and others is calling on the Trump administration and Congress to enact permanent reforms to the government-sponsored enterprises.
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  • Trump cancels looming pay raise for federal workers

    Workers at HUD, FHA, FHFA, other agencies see raises disappear
    Nearly two million federal government employees, including many at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Federal Housing Administration, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, and all other federal agencies, were due a pay raise in January, but that won’t happen anymore.
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  • Trump administration considering changes to Community Reinvestment Act

    OCC invites comments on how to “modernize” CRA regulations
    The Trump administration is considering making changes to the Community Reinvestment Act, the federal law that requires banks to meet the credit needs of all communities they serve, including low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency announced Tuesday that it is looking to “modernize” the CRA and wants public comments on how best to do so.
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  • New York Times: Housing affordability issue is getting worse, government continues to reduce aid

    Ben Carson, Trump administration appear committed to reducing housing assistance
    In the face of the growing housing affordability crisis, HUD Secretary Ben Carson and the Trump administration are holding course on their proposed reduction of housing assistance. According to the New York Times, local housing authorities are feeling the squeeze and as many as three out of four eligible applicants for housing vouchers are being turned away.
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  • Housing finance reform should fix what’s broken

    What does housing finance reform look like?
    [Expert commentary] Nearly 10 years after Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were placed into conservatorship, housing finance reform remains the single largest piece of unfinished business of the housing crisis. The failure of Fannie and Freddie, the taxpayer bailout and repayment that followed, and their unresolved conservatorship continue to demand final resolution, even if Congress does not.
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  • FHA commissioner: We’re easing False Claims Act use to bring big banks back to FHA lending

    FHA wants the big banks to come back
    In recent years, many of the nation’s largest lenders moved away from FHA lending, scared off by the government’s use of the False Claims Act as a means to extract massive settlements from lenders. But it appears that’s all about to change, as FHA Commissioner Brian Montgomery said Tuesday that he believes the Obama administration went too far in some cases and said that the Trump administration is dialing back the use of the False Claims Act to bring more lenders back into FHA lending.
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  • Embattled CFPB Deputy Director Leandra English giving up leadership fight, leaving bureau

    Resigning in wake of Trump naming new official director
    While there will still likely be a fight from Democrats over President Donald Trump nominating Kathy Kraninger to serve as the next director of the CFPB, the messy battle over who would replace former director Richard Cordray on an interim basis appears to be over. Leandra English, who sued the government after Trump named Mick Mulvaney acting director, is planning to step down from the bureau and give up her fight over the bureau’s leadership.
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  • End of conservatorship? Trump administration proposes privatizing Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

    Government reveals plan to reshape country’s housing finance system
    Later this year, the housing industry will “celebrate” the 10-year anniversary of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac being taken into conservatorship at the height of the housing crisis, but if the Trump administration has its way, the conservatorship of the government-sponsored enterprises could actually be ending soon.
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