FHFA: Availability of COVID-19 Multifamily Forebearance Extended

Today, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) will continue to offer COVID-19 forbearance to qualifying multifamily property owners as needed, subject to the continued tenant protections FHFA has imposed during the pandemic. This is the fourth extension of the programs, which […]

FHFA: Second Quarter 2021 Foreclosure Prevention and Refinance Report Released

More than 6 million homeowners helped since conservatorship The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today released its second quarter 2021 Foreclosure Prevention and Refinance Report, which shows that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) completed 217,020 foreclosure prevention actions in the second quarter of 2021, bringing the total number of […]

EDA: $820,123 in CARES Act Recovery Assistance Invested to Capitalize Revolving Loan Fund to Support Small Businesses in Southeast Nebraska

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $830,123 CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to the Southeast Nebraska Development District, Lincoln, Nebraska, to capitalize and administer a Revolving Loan Fund, providing gap financing to small, local businesses in Butler, Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Lancaster, Nemaha, […]

CFPB: Report Finds Consumer Complaint Submission Patterns Vary by Demographic Characteristics of Census Tract

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today released its first in-depth report analyzing complaint submission patterns by U.S. Census tract. The report, “Consumer complaints throughout the credit life cycle, by demographic characteristics,” finds that the complaints from wealthier communities and communities with higher percentages of white, non-Hispanic residents were more […]

CDFI Fund: Inaugural Round of Small Dollar Loan Program Awards Announced

$10.8 Million Awarded to CDFIs to Provide Alternatives to High Cost Small Dollar Loans Washington – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) awarded more than $10.8 million in grants to Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) today, through the fiscal year (FY) 2021 round of […]

SBA: New PPP Milestone Reached with One Million Borrowers Applying for Direct Forgiveness in Less than Two Months

Administrator Guzman highlights new Direct Forgiveness Portal and other innovations as critical to accelerating reviews and approvals The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) reached a major milestone today as its Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Direct Borrower Forgiveness Portal recorded its one millionth PPP loan forgiveness application for borrowers seeking forgiveness for loans of $150,000 or […]

HUD and FHFA: Clarifications to Freddie Mac’s Policies on Purchasing Mortgages Secured by Group Homes Announced

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) on Tuesday announced important clarifications to Freddie Mac’s policies that make clear it will purchase mortgages secured by a property owned by an individual and rented to a group home for persons with disabilities. […]

EDA: $2.8 Million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance Invested to Capitalize Revolving Loan Fund and Support Small Business in Las Vegas, NV

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2.8 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to the Nevada Business Opportunity Fund, Las Vegas, Nevada, to capitalize and administer a Revolving Loan Fund, providing gap financing to minority and other […]

SBA: Hurricane Ida Assistance Tops $110 Million

SBA Disaster Relief is Reaching Small Businesses, Homeowners, Renters, and Nonprofits Across Impacted States Isabella Casillas Guzman, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that the agency has delivered more than $110 million in disaster rescue funds to small businesses, homeowners, renters, and nonprofit organizations recovering from damages caused […]

EDA: $1.6 Million Invested to Capitalize Revolving Loan Fund and Support Small Businesses in Montgomery, AL

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.6 million grant to the South Central Alabama Development Commission in Montgomery, Alabama, to capitalize and administer a Revolving Loan Fund, providing gap financing to local small businesses. This EDA project […]