The Community Home Lenders Association (CHLA) is a national nonprofit association of community-based mortgage lenders, whose mission is to promote federal housing policies that increase affordable mortgage loan options for homeowners and borrowers, and that foster a diverse and competitive mortgage industry that serves all borrowers and areas.


As Congress debates mortgage reform, and federal agencies implement new mortgage rules, CHLA believes that policy makers should adopt policies that encourage a re-localization of mortgage lending and a broad market of mortgage loan originators, as well as implement rules and regulations that treat all mortgage originators fairly, regardless of size or financial structure.


Giambrone testifying July 20,2017

William Giambrone, President of Community Home Lenders Association (CHLA) testified on July 20th before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs hearing on Principles of Housing Finance Reform.

Read his Statement.

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Charter creep concerns resurface in Freddie's new risk-sharing pilot - National Mortgage News 3/14/18

March 14 2018 As reported by Brad Finkelstein in National Mortgage News, mortgage trade groups including CHLA, would like to see more transparency ...

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Dodd-Frank relief bill moves to the Senate floor - Scotsman Guide 3/05/18

March 5, 2018 As posted on by Victor Whitman ( Senate Bill 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act, ...

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 Feb 26, 2018   By Victor Whitman An interview with CHLA executive director Scott Olson appearing in Scotsman Guide on February 26, 2018, explains why ...

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CHLA Releases Detailed Concerns Regarding Multi-Guarantor GSE Reform Model

Concerns Regarding GSE Multi-Guarantor Model Community Home Lenders Association (CHLA) February 21, 2018   Last July, CHLA and 5 other associations representing small mortgage ...

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GSEs will need one-time bailouts - Scotsman Guide 2/14/18

February 14, 2018 GSEs Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have announced that "they will need to take draws on the U.S. ...

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CHLA Reacts to Fannie Mae Draw - 2/14/18

CHLA Reacts to Fannie Mae Draw -- Congress Should Heed Director Watt's Warning Not to React in Haste  Contact: Scott Olson ...

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Upbeat FHA outlook in Trump budget renews calls for premium reduction - National Mortgage News 2/13/18

  February 13, 2018 As reported by Brian Collins in National Mortgage News, while the Federal Housing Administration mortgage insurance program is expected to be ...

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GSE bill would expand competition and Ginnie Mae - Scotsman Guide 2/01/18

As reported by Victor Whitman in, A GSE reform bill pending in the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, & Urban ...

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Small-lender trade groups blast GSE plan - Scotsman Guide 1/26/18

January 26, 2018 "Two community mortgage-lender trade associations say they have serious concerns about a recent report on how a government-sponsored ...

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Small nonbanks send GSE reform wish list to Senate - National Mortgage News 1/24/18

January 24 2018, 1:57pm EST As reported by Ian McKendry in National Mortgage News, the Community Home Lenders Association  provided the ...

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CHLA Essential GSE Reform Small Lender Protections - 1/24/18

2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 610 Arlington, VA  22201 (571) 527-2601   Essential GSE Reform Small Lender Protections Community Home Lenders Association (CHLA) January 24, 2018   Preserve Fannie ...

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Federal regulator calls for turning GSEs into utilities - Scotsman Guide 1/18/18

January 18, 2018 As reported in Scotsman Guide, FHFA Director Mel Watt has outlined the agency's recommended approach to reform the ...

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