Viewpoint: Temper Ideals with Reality in Housing Reform

Laudable goal of reducing government footprint needs to be weighed against what policy changes will accomplish By Michael Delehanty, chief financial officer, Community Home Lenders Association |  bio This spring, the Community Home Lenders Association (CHLA) hosted a roundtable in Washington, D.C., on federal government mortgage programs and their role in ensuring access … Continue reading

Opinion: Holistic approach needed to fix vital federal mortgage programs

The following Op-Ed by CHLA Board Member, Deborah Sturges, appeared in National Mortgage News on May 17, 2019. By Deborah Sturges In late March, the Trump administration sent a memo asking the Department of Housing and Urban Development and Treasury to develop plans and recommendations on housing finance reform, focusing … Continue reading

GSE Reform Returns to Capitol Hill – 12/21/18

December 21, 2018 As reported by Victor Whitman in today’s Scotsmanguide.com, the House Financial Services Committee, in its final hearing of 2018, met to listen to industry representatives regarding the Bipartisan Housing Finance Reform Act.  Lobbyists for larger housing and banking trade groups, as well as smaller independent mortgage banks … Continue reading

GSE capital rule is hypothetical, but FHFA gets earful anyway – 11/26/18

November 26, 2018 As reported by Hannah Lang in National Mortgage News, mortgage lenders and consumer groups are making their voices heard as FHFA develops a plan meant to help with the transition if Fannie and Freddie are released from government conservatorship.  CHLA comments. Click Here for full article.   … Continue reading