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The Week Ahead: Checking in With the Fed

Federal Reserve

On Thursday, July 5, at 2 p.m. ET, the Fed will release the minutes covering the most recent meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee, which convened last month on June 13. Here's what else is happening in The Week Ahead.

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Secretary Carson on Healthy Homes and Healthy Lives

United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Ben Carson recently appeared at the Bipartisan Policy Center to discuss initiatives tied to health and housing. Watch the full 45-minute video here.

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Gerner & Kearns Law Firm Names VP, Client Relations

Stacie Rankey has been named VP of Client Relations for Gerner & Kearns Law Firm. The addition was announced by David Gerner, President and Managing Partner.   “I am pleased to announce that Stacie Hawkins Rankey has joined our firm ...

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HUD Approves Florida Disaster Plan—What You Need to Know

hurricane storm surge

Communities pummeled by Hurricane Irma late last year are finally in for some relief, as a $616 million disaster recovery plan gets HUD’s nod of approval. The much-anticipated monies will support affordable housing, infrastructure, and economic recovery efforts.

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Extending Foreclosure Protections for Homeowners

foreclosure help

The Rhode Island legislature has voted to extend a law that requires mediation between mortgage lenders and homeowners before a foreclosure can be completed. Click through to learn more about the law, which was previously set to expire next month.

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Fannie Mae Roundtable Explores LGBT Fair Housing Protections

LGBT equality

In honor of Pride Month, Fannie Mae hosted a roundtable discussion Tuesday focused on promoting fair housing policy for LGBT individuals and exploring ways the industry can build a more inclusive, diverse, and equitable landscape.

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The Future of Credit Risk Transfers

raining money credit risk

Rising interest rates and declining volumes leave the GSEs with little room to expand their credit risk transfer transactions. However, CRTs may have room to grow elsewhere in the market.

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HUD Greenlights $5 Billion Texas Disaster Recovery Plan

hurricane harvey

With Hurricane Harvey's one-year anniversary approaching in August, the Department of Housing and Urban Development has just approved a multibillion-dollar plan to aid the Lone Star State’s ongoing recovery efforts.

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Fannie Mae Recognizes Innovative Ideas

Fannie mae

Out of hundreds of hopefuls, three proposals made the cut in phase one of Fannie Mae’s $10M Innovation Challenge, targeted at tackling affordability issues in the housing realm. Is one of these inventive ideas headed to your neck of the woods?

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