Bank regulators’ efforts to update the Community Reinvestment Act reflect changes in the financial marketplace and are valuable first steps toward broader reforms.
Julia Gordon, Director of Housing Finance and Policy at the Center for American Progress, recently testified before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development. Her testimony provides recommendations for increasing access to safe and affordable credit.
Issue Brief Single-family rental companies can build trust by treating tenants fairly and investing in the communities surrounding their rental homes.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposal to release consumers’ complaints in their own words adds additional transparency and accountability to the financial system.
Sarah Edelman and Julia Gordon write that auctioning FHA-insured delinquent loans could aid the recovery of the housing market.
Report On DASP’s two-year anniversary, CAP provides recommendations for how the Federal Housing Administration can better help neighborhoods and homeowners while still saving money for taxpayers.
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.