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Housing Finance Reform

Why Conforming Loan Limits Should Be Part of Housing-Finance Reform -- But Aren't

Jed Kolko | Posted 06.29.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

The housing finance system -- as well as other national housing policies -- needs to serve a country where local home prices in some markets are 10 times as high as in others, and where local and state laws affect how much new construction is allowed, how long foreclosures take, and more.

Johnson-Crapo Housing Reform Guided by Weapons of Mass Deception About Affordable Housing Goals

Marc H. Morial | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
Marc H. Morial

Instead of expanding homeownership opportunities, the Johnson-Crapo proposal tells working and middle-class families that homeownership will be reserved for the fortunate few. That is simply wrong, and we can do better.

Congressman Garrett's Proposal to Eliminate Government Sponsored Entities Falls Short

Dory Rand | Posted 01.14.2012 | Business
Dory Rand

Congressman Garrett's plan, The Private Mortgage Market Investment Act, was positively received by legislators on both sides of the aisle but serious concerns remain as to its ability to stabilize the housing market.

Fed Official: Let Big Firms Fail

Posted 06.07.2011 | Business

ROANOKE, Virginia (Pedro Nicolaci da Costa) - Large financial firms should be allowed to fail or they will continue to take excess risks that lead...

Housing Finance Reform: Treasury Seeks Public Advice, Delays Action

AP | ALAN ZIBEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Got any ideas for how to remake the U.S. mortgage market? The Obama administration wants to hear them. The administration on Wedne...