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National Faith, Community and Labor Leaders Call on FHFA Director Watt to Take Action to Help Homeowners and Communities
July 10, 2014 – 5:55 pm

“We write to you now on behalf of the millions of families who are still struggling with negative home equity, as well as those who are in danger of losing their homes through foreclosure, and the neighbors and communities hurt by foreclosures around them. The need to swiftly reverse the government sponsored enterprise (GSE) policy on principal reduction remains a major priority for many organizations and community members.”

AFR Statement on Confirmation of Mel Watt to Head the FHFA
December 10, 2013 – 12:29 pm

“Mel Watt’s confirmation as director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency is heartening news for American families and communities… 
Under his leadership, the FHFA can be a help rather than a hindrance in efforts to deal with the foreclosure crisis, assist homeowners, and ensure broad access to sustainable and affordable credit.”

AFR Statement on Senate Vote to Filibuster Mel Watt Nomination
October 30, 2013 – 5:34 pm
AFR Statement on Senate Vote to Filibuster Mel Watt Nomination

On Oct. 31, the Senate voted to filibuster the nomination of Representative Mel Watt as Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency. This was an appalling vote on several levels.
In the first place, the 46 …

AFR Statement on Nomination of Mel Watt to Lead FHFA
May 2, 2013 – 3:15 pm

“It is past time for new leadership at FHFA, and we urge swift action to bring about that change.”

AFR in the News: Community Advocates Seek Better Data on Mortgage Relief
April 2, 2013 – 9:27 pm

Without a neighborhood-by-neighborhood breakdown, “it is impossible to measure the impact of the national mortgage settlement in any meaningful way.”

More than 100 Watchdog Groups Demand Full Fair-Lending Compliance and Disclosure in National Mortgage Settlement
March 28, 2013 – 9:38 am

On Wednesday, March 27th, a coalition made up of 109 civic groups sent a letter to Mortgage Settlement Monitor Joe Smith and the Executive Monitoring Committee highlighting concerns with the slow pace of change on the ground for hardest-hit communities and the need for greater oversight.

Public Interest Groups Send Letter to Mortgage Settlement Monitor Expressing Concern for Hardest Hit Communities
March 28, 2013 – 9:34 am

AFR joined more than 100 public interest groups in sending a letter to the mortgage settlement monitor stressing the need for greater transparency to ensure the effectiveness of this settlement agreement for communities of color and other hardest-hit communities

Wide Range of Groups Oppose FHFA G-fee Proposal
November 27, 2012 – 12:00 pm

FHFA’s proposal to charge more in states with consumer protections has elicited letters of strong opposition from housing and consumer advocates, members of Congress, legal and policy experts, Attorneys General, state legislators, and others.