Census Bureau: Dynamics of Poverty Report Released

Today the U.S. Census Bureau released a new report on poverty statistics from the 2018-2020 Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP). This report provides monthly, annual, episodic and chronic poverty rates over the 2017-2019 period to provide additional insight for measuring poverty in the United States. Monthly poverty rates can provide insight […]

CFPB: Violations of Federal Law by Student Loan Services and University-Owned Lenders Found

Blanket withholding of academic transcripts to pressure borrowers to pay cited as unlawful Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a special edition of Supervisory Highlights on recent examination findings covering the practices of student loan servicers, and schools that lend to students directly. The exams found that these schools had […]

HUD and Census Bureau: New Residential Sales Report for August 2022 Released

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau jointly announced the following new residential sales statistics for August 2022: New Home Sales Sales of new single‐family houses in August 2022 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 685,000, according to estimates released jointly […]

FHFA: House Price Index Down 0.6 Percent in July 2022; Up 13.9 Percent from Last Year

House prices fell nationwide in July, down 0.6 percent from the previous month, according to the latest Federal Housing Finance Agency House Price Index (FHFA HPI®). House prices rose 13.9 percent from July 2021 to July 2022. The previously reported 0.1 percent price increase in June 2022 remained unchanged. For the nine […]

CDFI Fund: Request for Public Comment Issued on FY 2023-2035 Bank Enterprise Award Program Application

The U.S. 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, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). […]

FHFA: Second Quarter 2022 Foreclosure Prevention and Refinance Report Released

More than 6.5 million troubled homeowners helped since conservatorship The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today released its second quarter 2022 Foreclosure Prevention and Refinance Report​. The report shows that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) completed 96,945 foreclosure prevention actions during the quarter, raising the total number of homeowners […]

CFPB: Annual Report of 2021 Mortgage Market Activity Reveals End to Refinancing Boom and Increase in Home Purchase Loans

Asian, Black, and Hispanic white shares of home purchase loans increased Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released its annual report on residential mortgage lending activity and trends for 2021. The report’s data are submitted by thousands of the nation’s lending institutions under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA). […]

FDIC: Results of Summary of Deposits Annual Survey Released

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today released results of its annual survey of branch office deposits for all FDIC-insured institutions as of June 30, 2022. The FDIC’s Summary of Deposits (SOD) provides deposit totals for each of the more than 79,000 domestic offices operated by more than 4,700 FDIC-insured […]