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Member Spotlight: Q&A with Mark Casale of Essent

October 5, 2021

USMI’s member spotlight series focuses on how the private mortgage insurance (MI) industry works to address several critical issues within the housing finance system, including expanding access to affordable mortgage credit for first-time and minority homebuyers, protecting taxpayers from mortgage … Continued

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Q&A with Marisa Calderon, National Community Reinvestment Coalition

September 30, 2021

As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, USMI reached out to prominent leaders in the housing finance and mortgage industries to discuss their work and perspectives on the goal of increasing Hispanic homeownership in America. In a recent blog post, USMI … Continued

Viviendas para los hispanos: Cómo el crecimiento de la población hispana ayuda a impulsar el mercado de la propiedad

September 14, 2021

El número de hogares hispanos ha crecido por seis años consecutivos, incluso durante la pandemia del COVID-19. Aumentar de manera sostenible el acceso a la propiedad de vivienda a través de políticas como los préstamos para un pago inicial bajo, … Continued

Hispanic Homeownership: How Hispanic Population Growth Helps Drive the Homeownership Market

September 14, 2021

Hispanic homeownership has grown for six consecutive years, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sustainably increasing homeownership access through policy tools such as low down payment lending can help bridge the homeownership gap September 15 marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage … Continued

Top Homebuying Challenges: Affordability and Supply

July 27, 2021

The lack of affordable housing continues to be a focal point for the mortgage finance community as low- to-moderate income (LMI) and first-time homebuyers continue to report challenges in buying starter homes. In fact, today, the Federal Housing Finance Agency … Continued

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