Newsletter: February 2022

February 25, 2022

Though Spring is nearing, DC is still dealing with winter’s cold. We also see some things heating up with recent developments in housing finance. Notably, bipartisan, bicameral legislation was introduced to make permanent and expand the federal tax deduction for mortgage insurance (MI) premiums. Several key nominees, including Federal Reserve nominees and Sandra Thompson for Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), went before the Senate Banking Committee. USMI President Lindsey Johnson published an op-ed examining ways to decrease racial gaps in homeownership. USMI’s latest blog explores the current state of housing-related legislation, and it was recently published on USMI’s new website. We dive into all this and more below.

USMI’s New Website
Opinion: Building the Goal of Increasing Minority Homeownership
USMI’s Policy Priorities
USMI Blog: Where Housing Legislation Stands in an Election Year
FHFA Releases Final Enterprise Capital Framework (ERCF) Rule
FHFA Releases Strategic Priorities for FY2022-2026
Member Spotlight: Q&A with Brad Shuster of National MI
Senators Introduce Middle Class MI Premium Act
Nomination of Sandra Thompson as FHFA Director