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The Impact of the 2016 Elections on GSE Reform

Michael A. Stegman / Blog November 18, 2016

While the election has surely changed the dynamics of housing finance reform, it is too early in the transition to know in exactly what ways.

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How Much Capital Is Enough?

Michael A. Stegman / Blog August 15, 2016

Lawmakers must strive to find the sweet spot between protecting taxpayers against another government bailout and providing broad and affordable access to credit.

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Measuring Credit Availability and Credit Risk in the Housing Finance System

Michael A. Stegman / Blog July 22, 2016

In anticipation of the next debate on housing finance reform, stakeholders must agree on ways to measure how well the existing system is making credit available.

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Years After Crisis, Housing Finance System Still in Need of Reform

Henry Cisneros, Mel Martinez / Blog April 9, 2015

A new report offers a sobering reminder that our nation’s housing finance system continues to operate on an unsustainable foundation.

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Castro pushes for housing finance reform legislation

Housing / News September 16, 2014

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro on Tuesday urged Congress to continue pushing forward on passage of a housing finance reform bill.

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Johnson-Crapo Proposal Keeps Hope Alive for Housing Finance Reform

Mel Martinez, George Mitchell / Blog April 23, 2014

Achieving housing finance reform received a major boost when Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson (D-SD) and ranking member Mike Crapo (R-ID) recently unveiled their long-awaited reform proposal.  

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BPC Forum Highlights Potential Budget Impact of Proposed GSE Reform Legislation

Housing / Blog March 21, 2014

BPC’s forum on the “Implications of GSE Reform for the Federal Budget and National Debt” provided a primer on how the federal government currently accounts for the conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the budgetary impact of proposals…

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Love and hate on the Johnson-Crapo GSE reform effort

Housing / News March 11, 2014

Industry leaders gave a generally loving welcome to the agreement on GSE reform reached by Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson, D-S.D., and Ranking Member Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, today, with smaller lenders and one investor and taxpayer-minded politician making up…

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The State of Housing in America

Henry Cisneros / Blog February 25, 2014

Today marks the first anniversary of the release of the Commission’s report, Housing America’s Future: New Directions for National Policy. As readers of this blog know, our report highlights what we consider the most urgent housing challenges facing our country….

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Leaders of BPC Housing Commission Encourage Senators Johnson and Crapo to Move Forward on Housing Finance Legislation

Frank Keating, George Mitchell, Mel Martinez, Henry Cisneros / Research February 3, 2014

Appearing at a BPC forum, Senator Crapo reinforced his commitment to move forward on legislation in early 2014.

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