[Counterpoint] Here’s how small lenders can support GSE reform

[Counterpoint] Here’s how small lenders can support GSE reform

[Counterpoint] Here’s how small lenders can support GSE reform The debate behind recapitilizing the GSEs by  Bill Giambrone CHLA President Op-ed in HousingWire on July 5, 2017   It is time to put to rest the straw man argument that groups in Washington that want to recapitalize the government sponsored enterprises … Continue reading

Small lenders and affordable housing groups issue joint GSE reform proposal

Small lenders and affordable housing groups issue joint GSE reform proposal

Small lenders and affordable housing groups issue joint GSE reform proposal A guide to protect small lenders   Housing Wire  reported on June 28, 2017: Brena Swanson Small lender and affordable housing association groups worked together to create a joint release of GSE reform principles in order to ensure the safety … Continue reading

National Mortgage News 6/28/17 – Small Lenders, Consumer Groups offer GSE Reform Alternative

National Mortgage News 6/28/17 – Small Lenders, Consumer Groups offer GSE Reform Alternative

Small lenders, consumer groups offer GSE reform alternative By Kate Berry National Mortgage News reports on June 28, 2017 A group of small and midsize mortgage lenders and affordable housing advocates called Wednesday for an end to the nine-year conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, offering an alternative approach on housing finance … Continue reading

American Banker Op-ed 6/27/17 – Small Lenders need to be in Room where GSE Happens

American Banker Op-ed 6/27/17 – Small Lenders need to be in Room where GSE Happens

BankThink Small lenders need to be in room where GSE debate happens By    Bill Giambrone American Banker reported June 27th: As the Senate Banking Committee seeks to revive talks over reforming the government-sponsored enterprises, a central question is the extent to which it will take into account small, independent mortgage bankers. Will … Continue reading

Housing Wire 6/15/17 – CHLA, NAR weigh in on regulatory burdens in comment letter to HUD

Housing Wire 6/15/17 – CHLA, NAR weigh in on regulatory burdens in comment letter to HUD

FHA premiums, fair housing, appraisal requirements top list of industry concerns for HUD CHLA, NAR weigh in on regulatory burdens by Brena Swanson Housing Wire reported on June 15, 2017 The current administration made reducing regulatory burden a main priority early on, announcing an executive order on the issue not too long after … Continue reading

The Hill 6/07/17 – CHLA, CMLA & NAACP Op-Ed on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Troubles as Capital Dwindles

The Hill 6/07/17 – CHLA, CMLA & NAACP Op-Ed on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Troubles as Capital Dwindles

As capital dwindles, trouble looms for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac BY GLEN CORSO, SCOTT OLSON AND HILARY SHELTON, OPINION CONTRIBUTORS - 06/07/17 06:40 PM EDT 30 Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Mel Watt recently delivered two direct messages to Congress: First, it is dangerous to operate the two institutions that … Continue reading

Nat’l Mortgage News 5/23/17 – Lenders protest proposed FHA fee for risk upgrades

Nat’l Mortgage News 5/23/17 – Lenders protest proposed FHA fee for risk upgrades

Lenders protest proposed FHA fee for risk upgrades by Brian Collins   National Mortgage News reports on May 23 2017, 4:14 pm EDT   WASHINGTON — Lenders are objecting to the Trump administration’s proposed $30 million fee designed to partially fund upgrades to the Federal Housing Administration. While the mortgage … Continue reading

Housing Wire 5/23/17 – Affordable housing groups say Trump budget would be catastrophic

Housing Wire 5/23/17 – Affordable housing groups say Trump budget would be catastrophic

Affordable housing groups say Trump budget would be catastrophic Claim it takes policy in the wrong direction May 23, 2017 Kelsey Ramírez Affordable housing groups are speaking out against President Donald Trump’s proposed budget, which would slash $6.2 billion in funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and eliminate … Continue reading