ABA: New Infographic with Tips for Prospective Home Buyers Released

In recognition of American Housing Month, the American Bankers Association Foundation today released an infographic outlining five tips for how home buyers can overcome challenging market conditions and make their dream of homeownership a reality.  The infographic acknowledges that limited housing inventory, supply chain disruptions that have delayed new home construction, rising […]

FHFA: Equitable Housing Finance Plans for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Announced

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced the release of Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s (the Enterprises) Equitable Housing Finance Plans for 2022-2024. These plans are designed to complement the initiatives outlined in FHFA’s Strategic Plan: Fiscal Years 2022–2026 that promote the Enterprises’ safety and soundness and foster housing finance markets […]

HUD: 20th Anniversary of National Homeownership Month Commemorated

President Biden issues Proclamation marking June as National Homeownership Month The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mark June as National Homeownership Month following President Biden’s proclamation issued on Tuesday. This year’s Homeownership Month celebrates the 20th year of this opportunity to amplify […]

OCC: Acting Comptroller Discusses Expanding Diversity and Inclusion, Minority Homeownership

Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael J. Hsu today discussed the Office of the Comptroller of the Currrency’s efforts to reduce barriers to homeownership and promote financial inclusion in remarks at the Asian Real Estate Association of America Diversity and Fair Housing Summit. The Acting Comptroller highlighted the work of Project […]

OCC: Project REACh Efforts Launched in Milwaukee

Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael J. Hsu today joined civic and community advocates, bankers, and business leaders to launch Milwaukee REACh. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)’s Project REACh, the Roundtable for Economic Access and Change, brings together leaders from the banking industry, civil rights organizations, […]

HUD: First Ever Equity Action Plan Released

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on Thursday released its first ever Equity Action Plan in coordination with the Biden-Harris Administration’s whole-of-government equity agenda. “Equity is central to HUD’s founding principles and the daily work we do as a Department,” said Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “We are excited to […]

HUD: $10 Million Awarded to Boost Self-Help Homeownership Housing Opportunities

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced the awarding of $10 million in Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP) grants. The funds awarded will support three national and regional organizations in facilitating innovative homeownership opportunities to communities, especially low-income communities, through the provision of self-help housing. Three […]

HUD: FHA Takes Steps to Remove Barriers to Homeownership for Those with Student Loan Debt

Updates to Single Family student loan monthly payment calculation expand access to FHA-insured mortgage financing for creditworthy individuals, particularly in communities of color The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) on Friday announced updates to its student loan monthly payment calculations to take steps to remove barriers and provide more access to affordable single […]

ABA: New Infographic on Homeownership in America Released

In recognition of American Housing Month, the American Bankers Association Foundation today released an infographic outlining current gaps in homeownership rates, barriers faced by younger generations and communities of color trying to own a home, as well as down payment assistance resources banks and other groups offer that can help overcome those […]

HUD: $12.5 Million in Housing Counseling Grants Awarded

Supplemental funding will provide additional resources for HUD-approved housing counseling The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded more than $12.5 million in supplemental housing counseling grants. These supplemental grants will support quality housing counseling services, including the foreclosure avoidance and rental counseling services used by many […]