Newsletter: April 2022

April 1, 2022

Spring has brought several housing finance developments as we watched the cherry blossoms come and go here in Washington, D.C. For Women’s History Month, USMI spoke to prominent industry leaders. The organization also submitted a comment letter to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) on its proposed Strategic Plan for fiscal years 2022-2026. Earlier this week, housing also received significant attention in the White House’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2023, with big increases in funding for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and its programs. We also continue to await the full Senate confirmation of Sandra Thompson to lead the FHFA. And, as regulators, the government sponsored enterprises (GSEs), and industry continue to seek ways to improve access, affordability, and equitable housing, Fannie Mae released a working paper on the transaction costs and ongoing expenses that families encounter when purchasing a home. These and other issues are below.

Celebrating Women’s History Month – Q&A with Prominent Housing Leaders
USMI Submits Comment Letter on FHFA’s Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2022-2026
Housing in the Presidential Budget
Nominations We’re Watching
Fannie Mae Working Paper on Mortgage Costs
USMI Urges Senate Finance Committee Members to Co-Sponsor the Middle Class Mortgage Insurance Premium Act of 2022
What We Are Reading: Habitat for Humanity Accelerates Access to Affordable Housing in Greater Washington
What We Are Reading: Don Layton on a Coordinated Federal Housing Policy