CDFI Fund: Request for Public Comment – CDFI Program, NACA Program and NMTC Program Annual Reports

The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Currently, the Community Development […]

FHFA: Request for Input on Federal Home Loan Bank Membership Issued

 Today, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) issued a Request for Input (RFI) on Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLBank) membership. The RFI, part of a holistic review of FHLBank membership, seeks public input on whether FHFA’s existing regulation on FHLBank membership ensures the FHLBank System, consistent with statutory requirements, remains […]

FDIC: FDiTech Releases New Guide to Help FinTechs Connect with Banks

FDIC seeks to promote innovation in banking to meet growing consumer demand In its continuing effort to encourage technological innovation in the banking sector, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s technology lab (FDiTech) is releasing a new guide to help financial technology companies and others partner with banks. Conducting Business with […]

FDIC & OCC: 30-day Extension of Comment Period for Proposed Changes to CRA Regulations Announced

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today extended the public comment period for proposed changes to the regulations implementing the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) until April 8, 2020. On December 12, 2019, the FDIC and OCC announced a proposal to modernize […]

OCC: FDIC & OCC Announce 30-day Extension of Comment Period for Proposed Changes to CRA Rules

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today extended the public comment period for proposed changes to the rules implementing the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) until April 8, 2020. On December 12, 2019, the FDIC and OCC announced a proposal to modernize […]

FDIC: FFIEC Issues 2020 Version of Guide to HMDA Reporting: Getting It Right!

Summary: The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) has issued the 2020 edition of A Guide to HMDA Reporting Getting It Right! for Home Mortgage Disclosure Act-related data collected in 2020 and reported in 2021. This compliance resource can help financial institutions better understand HMDA requirements, including the data collection and reporting […]

FHFA: Updated Minimum Financial Eligibility Requirements for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Seller/Servicers Proposed

 The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today proposed updated minimum financial eligibility requirements for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Seller/Servicers.   The updated minimum financial requirements will further strengthen the Enterprises’ Seller/Servicer requirements and provide transparency and consistency of capital and liquidity required for Seller/Servicers with different business models.  A key […]

HUD: Final Rule Announced to Update Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards

During Bus Tour, Secretary Carson Cuts Federal Barriers to Manufactured Housing.  During a visit to Clayton Homes as part of the “Driving Affordable Housing Across America Bus Tour,” U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson announced a final rule on formaldehyde emissions for manufactured homes, and a proposed rule to revise […]

HUD: Guidance Issued on Reasonable Accommodations under the Fair Housing Act Relating to Assistance Animals

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced the publication of guidance clarifying how housing providers can comply with the Fair Housing Act when assessing a person’s request to have an animal in housing to provide assistance because of a disability. The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination […]

HUD: New Rule Proposed Recognizing Additional Building Codes and Standards to Encourage More Housing Development

Proposed Rule to Adopt New Safe Harbors for Complying with the Fair Housing Act’s Design and Construction Requirements in Multifamily Housing The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced a proposed rule that would recognize additional sets of standards and model building code editions that, when followed in the […]