The Week Ahead Jan. 3, 2022: Five Things to Know

Good morning; Happy New Year; and welcome back! We hope you enjoyed the holidays. Here are five things to know to help get you back up to speed:

First, MBA January Conferences. This month features two conferences in which you still have time to register: the MISMO Winter Summit and the MBA Independent Mortgage Bankers Conference.

The MISMO Winter Summit takes place Jan. 10-13 in Clearwater, Fla. MISMO Summits allow you to network and collaborate with your industry colleagues while learning the latest updates on mortgage industry standards. Your participation helps make the digital future possible. For more information and to register, click here.

The MBA Independent Mortgage Bankers Conference takes place Jan. 24-27 in Nashville, Tenn. IMB22 is the epicenter for IMBs of all sizes and models and their leadership teams. Hear new solutions, actionable advice, and the data and analytics you need to improve your bottom line. From in-person networking to peer-to-peer sharing – it’s all here. For more information and to register, click here.  

Second, MBA Reports. MBA releases its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey this Wednesday, Jan. 5, covering the past two weeks (there was no report over the holidays). MBA Associate Vice President of Economic and Industry Forecasting Joel Kan will provide analysis and commentary.

Tentatively scheduled for this week: the monthly MBA Mortgage Credit Availability Index for Thursday, Jan. 6, although the report could hold until next Tuesday, Jan. 11.

Third, Housing & Economic Reports. A lot of year-end housing and economic data becomes available this week (those marked in bold/italic indicate reports of which MBA NewsLink will provide coverage):

Monday: Construction

Tuesday: CoreLogic Home Price Index; Institute for Supply Management Manufacturing Index; JOLTS (Job Openings & Labor Turnover Survey

Wednesday: ADP National Employment Report

Thursday: Initial Claims; Trade Balance; Institute for Supply Management Non-Manufacturing Index; Manufacturing, Shipments and Orders

Friday: Employment Situation (with analysis and commentary by MBA Chief Economist Mike Fratantoni)

Fourth, Congress. The second session of the 117th Congress gets underway this morning, Jan. 3, with the Senate called to order. The House reconvenes next Monday, Jan. 10.

The Senate Banking Committee gets right to business this week; the Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation and Community Development holds a hearing on Wednesday, Jan. 5, on “Exploring How Community Development Financial Institutions Support Underserved Communities.” The hearing begins at 10:00 a.m. ET in Dirksen Senate Building room 538 and can be accessed online here.

For more information about the House and Senate, visit and, respectively. For more information about upcoming hearings in the Senate Banking Committee, click For more information about upcoming hearings in the House Financial Services Committee, click

Fifth, MBA Conferences. Here is a list of upcoming MBA Conferences:

·          Jan 10 – 13, 2022— MISMO Winter Summit 2022

Hyatt Regency Clearwater, Fla. Beach Resort and Spa

·          Jan 10 – 13, 2022— MISMO Winter Summit 2022 – Monday Livestream and Virtual Access to Workgroup Meetings
·          Jan 24 – 27, 2022— Independent Mortgage Bankers Conference

Grand Hyatt Nashville

·          Feb 13 – 16, 2022— Commercial/Multifamily Finance Convention and Expo

Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego

·          Feb 22 – 25, 2022— Servicing Solutions Conference and Expo

Hyatt Regency Orlando

·          Mar 6 – 9, 2022— Mid-Winter Housing Finance Conference 2022

Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch, Avon, Colo.

·          Apr 11 – 14, 2022— Technology Solutions Conference and Expo 2022

The Bellagio Las Vegas

·          Apr 25 – 26, 2022— State and Local Workshop 2022

Renaissance Washington, D.C.

·          Apr 26 – 27, 2022— National Advocacy Conference 2022

Renaissance Washington, D.C.

·          May 15 – 18, 2022— Secondary and Capital Markets Conference and Expo 2022

Marriott Marquis New York

·          May 15 – 18, 2022— Commercial/Multifamily Housing Servicing and Technology Conference

JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE

·          May 22 – 25, 2022— Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Conference 2022

Intercontinental Miami

For more information, click the links above or visit

For the most up-to-date information regarding legislative activity at the state and local level, visit the MBA State Legislative Database here.

For information about MBA Education events, visit  

For information about the National Association of Minority Mortgage Bankers of America (NAMMBA), visit

Enjoy the week!