MBA, Trade Groups Urge HUD to Address FHA Affordable Housing Delays

The Mortgage Bankers Association and a dozen industry trade groups urged HUD to address “severe processing delays” that are impeding financing of affordable housing in the Federal Housing Administration multifamily and healthcare programs.

MBA Urges Support of Affordable Housing Provisions to House Infrastructure Bill

Ahead of a scheduled vote Wednesday on part of the Biden Administration’s multi-billion-dollar infrastructure bill, the Mortgage Bankers Association sent a letter to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee urging support for two provisions that support affordable housing incentives.

Multifamily Market Musings: Q&A with MBA’s Sharon Walker

MBA NewsLink interviewed MBA Associate Vice President of Commercial/Multifamily Sharon Walker, who represents MBA members active in multifamily finance. She advocates on policy issues primarily related to Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Housing Administration and oversees numerous related committees, working groups, councils and events.

FHFA Holds GSE Affordable Housing Goals Steady

The Federal Housing Finance Agency yesterday announced its 2021 affordable housing goals for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will remain the same as they were in 2020. It also seeks input about future housing goals rulemaking.

Affordable Areas Outside Big Cities Heating Up

Relatively inexpensive areas outside major cities, such as El Dorado County, just east of Sacramento, Calif., and Camden County, N.J., across the river from Philadelphia, are gaining ground with homebuyers as New York City and San Francisco lose steam, according to a report from Redfin, Seattle.