Tag Archives: GSEs

ABA Submits Recommendations for Housing Finance Reform

As part of the banking industry’s continuing response to President Trump’s executive order outlining “core principles” for financial regulation, ABA submitted two white papers to the Treasury Department today with recommendations for reforming current mortgage lending rules and regulations and the government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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Carson Signals FHA Policy Shift on PACE Loans

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson signaled today that the administration may revisit an Obama-era policy on Property Assessed Clean Energy, or PACE, loans, a controversial financial product that allows homeowners to pay for energy-efficient retrofitting -- such as solar panels and high-efficiency air conditioners -- through their property tax assessments.

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Watt Testifies Before Senate Committee

At a hearing before the Senate Banking Committee today, FHFA Director Mel Watt highlighted the need for housing finance reform, noting that Congress must decide the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, including whether or not the enterprises should receive backing from the federal government.

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FDIC’s New Affordable Housing Guide Details FHLB Programs

The FDIC today released the third installment of its guide to affordable single-family home loan programs, which collects information about programs to expand access to affordable mortgage credit, including programs targeted in rural and low- and moderate-income communities and to Native Americans and veterans.

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ABA Proposes Changes for Next Farm Bill

Testifying on behalf of ABA today at a hearing before the House Agriculture Committee’s Commodity Exchanges, Energy and Credit Subcommittee, banker Nate Franzen outlined several changes ABA is seeking in the upcoming Farm Bill.

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