HUD and Census Bureau: Residential Construction Activity Report for September 2019

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau jointly announced the following new residential construction statistics for September 2019. Building Permits Privately owned housing units authorized by building permits in September were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,387,000. This is 2.7 percent […]

Census Bureau: Second Release of 2018 American Community Survey 1-Year Data Now Available

 Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released the remaining profiles and tables for the 2018 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-year estimates. Data products for this release include Selected Population Profiles and Subject Tables. These profiles and tables can be found via the Census Bureau’s new data dissemination platform at Included in this release […]

CDFB: Private Education Loan Ombudsman Issues 2019 Annual Report

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) Private Education Loan Ombudsman issued today the 2019 Annual Report showing that from September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2019 the Bureau handled approximately 20,600 complaints related to private or federal student loans. Of these, there were approximately 6,700 private student loan complaints and […]

ABA: Credit Card Delinquencies Fall as Other Consumer Delinquencies Rise Slightly

Consumer credit delinquencies were mixed in the second quarter, with delinquencies falling for bank cards (credit cards provided by banks) and rising for the composite index of closed-end loans, according to results from the American Bankers Association’s Consumer Credit Delinquency Bulletin. Overall, delinquencies rose in eight of the 11 categories […]

CDFI: Application Demand for FY 2019 Round of Capital Magnet Fund Released

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) released today the application data for the fiscal year (FY) 2019 round of its Capital Magnet Fund program. A total of 113 organizations submitted applications requesting more than $522 million in funding. The applicants propose to serve […]

SBA: Boots to Business Program Reaches 100,000 Veteran Participant Milestone

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced this week that more than 100,000 current and aspiring veteran business owners have participated in the Boots to Business training course since the program began in January 2013. “The SBA is all about powering the American dream. This is no different for the veteran business community,” said Larry […]

OCC: Mortgage Performance Slightly Improved in Second Quarter 2019

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) reported a slight improvement in the performance of first-lien mortgages in the federal banking system during the second quarter of 2019. The OCC Mortgage Metrics Report, Second Quarter 2019 showed 96.1 percent of mortgages included in the report were current and performing at […]

Census Bureau: American Community Survey Provides New State and Local Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Statistics

The U.S. Census Bureau today released its most detailed look at America’s people, places and economy. New state and local statistics on income, poverty and health insurance are available in briefs, detailed tables, data profiles and more. The American Community Survey (ACS) also produces statistics for more than 40 other topics. “Each completed […]

FHFA: House Price Index Up 0.4 Percent in July; Up 5.0 Percent From Last Year

U.S. house prices rose in July, up 0.4 percent from the previous month, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) House Price Index (HPI).  House prices rose 5.0 percent from July 2018 to July 2019.  The previously reported 0.2 percent increase for June 2019 remains unchanged. For the nine census divisions, seasonally adjusted […]