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Did Advocates to Eliminate GSEs Engage in a Conflict of Interest?

Stakeholders in the mortgage industry question whether or not a takeover by Wall Street banks would help the industry. Some say not only would it not help the industry, but it would be harmful. Did three top housing policy officials advocate for their private sector clients after leaving their government positions?

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Chris Christie Wants Parties to Find Common Ground on Housing Policy

Christie responded that the way to do it is to bring all the Republicans and Democrats from Congress and put them together and ask each side what it can live with and to stay together until they come up with a list of items that both sides agree on. And as president, he said, he would support the list that the sides agree on.

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Will Rep. Hensarling Seek to Become the Next Speaker of the House?

As Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, Hensarling has been a major figure in housing finance reform for almost three years. He has been an outspoken opponent of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, having recently chaired a series of three hearings in the Committee on the impact of the controversial law five years since it was enacted.

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HUD Touts a Year of Progress Since Castro Became Secretary

During his first year as the nation's top housing official, Castro has made several policy changes with the intent of increasing opportunity for more Americans to obtain affordable, sustainable housing. Several of those changes are outlined in an announcement from HUD on Monday titled "Year of Progress: Delivering on the Promise of Opportunity."

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FHA Commissioner Reaffirms Commitment to Middle Class, Administration’s Role

Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Acting Commissioner Biniam Gebre reaffirmed his organization's commitment to America's middle class as well as the role of the Administration and defended the FHA's recent lowering of the mortgage insurance premiums in statement released Thursday. Gebre's statement provides a preview of his upcoming appearance at the Five Star Government Forum on March 18 in Washington, D.C., where he will sit down for a one-on-one interview with Five Star Institute President and CEO Ed Delgado to discuss FHA's recent housing policy changes and the future of the organization.

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