Blog Post
Sep06

Housing Finance Reform Returns on the 10th Anniversary of the GSEs’ Conservatorships

Over the past decade, successive Congresses and administrations have tried to implement reforms to the housing finance system, including resolving the status of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. House Financial Services Chairman Hensarling (R-TX) and Rep. Delaney (D-MD) have introduced a new bipartisan bill to move towards a system intended to reduce systemic and taxpayer risk.
Posted by:
Blog Post
Sep04

Improving Housing Voucher Utilization

As reported earlier in Community Developments, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently launched a new initiative aimed at increasing utilization rates of Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV), formerly known as Section 8 vouchers. The announcement comes on the heels of recent studies commissioned by HUD from the Urban Institute and Johns Hopkins highlighting issues within the HCV program that leave more than 10% of vouchers nationally unused each year.
Blog Post
Aug06

Senate Passes Bipartisan Minibus that Includes Funding for Important Housing Programs

On Wednesday, the Senate passed its bipartisan “minibus” spending package, H.R. 6147, with a 92-6 vote. The $154.2 billion package combined four separate spending bills for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19), appropriating funding for the Departments of Agriculture, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Treasury, and the Interior.
Posted by: