Pandemic

Census Bureau: Household Pulse Survey Phase 4.0 Monthly Data Released

The U.S. Census Bureau today released new data from phase 4.0 of the experimental Household Pulse Survey (HPS). The HPS is an effort by the Census Bureau and other federal statistical agencies to measure how emergent issues are impacting U.S. households from a social and economic perspective. Topics for phase 4.0 include employment status, spending, food security, housing,…

SBA: Further Action Announced to Help PPP and COVID EIDL Borrowers

SBA Introduces 60-Day Goodwill Exception Period, Expands Hardship Accommodation Plans The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced expanded flexibility and accommodations for COVID EIDL and PPP borrowers to help bring them into compliance and avoid the repercussions of defaulting on a government loan. For COVID EIDL and PPP borrowers with loans under $100,000, the SBA has…

CFPB: Report Identifies Challenges Faced by Borrowers in Resumption of Student Loan Payments

CFPB oversight identifies long hold times, inaccurate billing statements, and processing delays The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published an issue spotlight today on the CFPB’s oversight of student loan servicing practices in the early months of the resumption of federal student loan repayments after over three years of a payment pause due to the…

HUD: New Report Highlights Unprecedented Homeownership Achievements

HUD’s efforts to reduce barriers to homeownership prove effective. Three years in review: increasing access to homeownership, supporting home retention through the pandemic, and addressing racial bias.  When the Biden-Harris Administration and Secretary Fudge took office, Americans were facing numerous challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic, a lack of affordable housing supply, and rapidly increasing home…

Census Bureau: Household Pulse Survey Phase 3.10 Monthly Data Released

The U.S. Census Bureau today released new data from phase 3.10 of the experimental Household Pulse Survey (HPS). The HPS is an effort by the Census Bureau and other federal statistical agencies to inform federal and state response and recovery planning by providing near real-time data on the social and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and…

FHFA: Expanded Eligibility Announced for “Rep and Warrant” Relief Following COVID-19 Forbearance

Today, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that it will revise the treatment of active single-family mortgages backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) for which borrowers elected a COVID-19 forbearance under the Enterprises’ representations and warranties (rep and warrant) framework. Under the updated rep and warrant policies, loans for which borrowers…

Census Bureau: Household Pulse Survey Phase 3.10 Monthly Data Released

The U.S. Census Bureau today released new data from phase 3.10 of the experimental Household Pulse Survey (HPS). The HPS is an effort by the Census Bureau and other federal statistical agencies to inform federal and state response and recovery planning by providing near real-time data on the social and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and…

Census Bureau: Household Pulse Survey Phase 3.10 Monthly Data Released

The U.S. Census Bureau today released new data from phase 3.10 of the experimental Household Pulse Survey (HPS). The HPS is an effort by the Census Bureau and other federal statistical agencies to inform federal and state response and recovery planning by providing near real-time data on the social and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and…

Census Bureau: Household Pulse Survey Phase 3.10 Announced

The U.S. Census Bureau today announced the beginning of data collection for phase 3.10 of the experimental Household Pulse Survey (HPS). The HPS is an effort by the Census Bureau and other federal statistical agencies to inform federal and state response and recovery planning by providing near real-time data on the social and economic effects of the…

HUD: New Data Reports Show that Surge in Homelessness Was Averted During COVID-19 National Emergency

Two New HUD reports suggest that federal relief prevented a rise in evictions and homelessness during the pandemic. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released new research and data showing that, despite historically high housing needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, rates of sheltered homelessness declined in 2021. HUD experts and independent research…