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House Bill Would Streamline Volcker Rule

The push to streamline reforms put in place after the financial crisis continues as the House of Representatives has passed a new bill that would streamline the Volcker Rule. Implemented as part of the larger Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and ...

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The State of Ginnie Mae MBS Issuance

Ginnie Mae, a wholly-owned government corporation that attracts global capital into the housing finance system to support homeownership for veterans and millions of homeowners throughout the country, has announced that issuance of its mortgage-backed securities (MBS) hit a total of ...

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HUD & DOJ Partner Against Sexual Harassment in Housing

The Department of Housing and Urban Development on Thursday announced a new series of initiatives designed to crack down on sexual harassment across the housing landscape, working in partnership with the Department of Justice (DOJ). This new push will encompass ...

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Mulvaney: ‘The Bureau Is Not Designed to be Accountable’

During his testimony before the Financial Services Committee, Mick Mulvaney, CFPB’s Acting Director spoke on the bureau’s strategic priorities and a “New Approach” towards bringing more responsibility and accountability to the consumer watchdog.

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HUD Awards $28 Billion for Disaster Recovery

Natural disasters caused a record $306 billion in damages to the United States in 2017, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. With the next hurricane season fast approaching, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development on ...

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Housing Center at AEI Hires Co-Director

Dr. Lynn Fisher has joined the American Enterprise Institute as the Co-Director of the Housing Center, focusing on housing markets, including affordable housing, home building, mortgages, and housing finance.

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Houston Updates Building Codes in Floodplain

According to the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Harvey caused $125 billion in damage during its rampage in August 2017. The storm killed damaged 203,000 homes and destroyed 12,700. Eight months after the storm, the recovery continues—and that recovery is about ...

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John C. Williams Named President of New York Fed

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York announced that John C. Williams has been named President and CEO. His appointment by the eligible members of the New York Fed’s Board of Directors was approved by the Board of Governors of the ...

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