Five million households did not make their rent or mortgage payments in December, and 2.3 million renters and 1.2 million mortgagors believe they are at risk of eviction or foreclosure or would be forced to move in the next 30 days, according to fourth-quarter research released today by the Mortgage Bankers Association's Research Institute for Housing America.
On Tuesday, MBA, along with several trade organizations, submitted a letter to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency responding to its approach to the Community Reinvestment Act. On Thursday, the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing on the next COVID-19 relief legislation. And the Senate Banking Committee approved Rep. Marcia Fudge’s nomination to be HUD secretary.
Employers added 49,000 jobs in January, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. And while the unemployment rate fell from 6.7% to 6.3%, Americans are still dealing with nearly 10 million jobs fewer than a year ago as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
The pandemic has increased stress on everyone and everything. So MBA CREF21 asked several female business leaders to discuss lessons they have learned while navigating COVID-19 challenges.
This week’s MBA Chart of the Week chart provides a preview of newly updated pandemic-related household financial insights that MBA’s Research Institute for Housing America released this morning, Feb. 8.