Tight credit may be keeping many qualified prospective homeowners on the sidelines, but they might be necessary for a full housing recovery. FHFA Director Mel Watt is working to ensure that qualified borrowers in all parts of the country have a shot at sustainable homeownership.
Julia Gordon and David Sanchez discuss the critical role that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac play in ensuring affordable housing for low- and moderate-income families.
Julia Gordon, la Directora de Finanzas y Política de Vivienda en el Center for American Progress, testifica ante el Comité del Senado sobre Banca, Vivienda y Asuntos Urbanos sobre la reforma del sistema de financiación de la vivienda.
The Federal Housing Finance Agency needs new leadership to tackle the nation’s most urgent housing challenges and build a lasting housing recovery.
Julia Gordon, Director of Housing Finance and Policy at the Center for American Progress, testifies before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee about housing finance reform.
Julia Gordon, Director of Housing Finance and Policy at the Center for American Progress, testifies before the House Committee on Financial Services.
Guarantee fees are the primary source of revenue for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, allowing them to offset operational costs and reserve against credit risk on the home loans they back. Without that income, Fannie and Freddie cannot provide liquidity to the U.S. mortgage market.
A comment letter from the Center for American Progress outlines three main ways the bureau can strengthen its proposed standards.
We are at risk of taxing troubled homeowners at a time when they can least afford it.
Issue Brief John Griffith, Julia Gordon, and David Sanchez lay out seven essential questions the presidential candidates need to answer on housing.
Julia Gordon is the Director of Housing Finance and Policy at American Progress. Her work focuses on stabilizing the housing market, shaping the future of housing finance, and other housing-related policies. Prior to joining American Progress, Julia managed the single-family policy team at the Federal Housing Finance Agency, focusing on aligning and improving Fannie Mae […]