AFREF sent a letter to FHFA on their Duty to Serve plans.
News Release: Advocates Applaud Federal Housing Finance Agency’s Move to Require Mortgage Lenders to Obtain Applicants’ Language Preference
WASHINGTON – Today, National Consumer Law Center, Americans for Financial Reform, Consumer Action, Empire Justice Center, National Community Stabilization Trust, National Fair Housing Alliance, UnidosUS, and National CAPACD applauded the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) announcement that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will make it mandatory for lenders to use the Supplementary Consumer Information Form (SCIF) during the loan application process.
AFR joined a letter to Congress in support of Sandra Thompson’s nomination to be director of FHFA.
Letters to Regulators: Letter to FHFA in Response to Request for Comment on Policy Statement on Fair Lending
AFREF joined several other civil rights, consumer advocacy and housing organizations in sending a letter a comment letter to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (“FHFA”) in response to their request for comment on their Policy Statement on Fair Lending (“Policy Statement”). The letter emphasizes that FHFA’s fair lending oversight of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac must ensure access to mortgage credit on fair terms for all creditworthy borrowers, regardless of their race, gender, national origin, disability, familial status, or other protected characteristics, which is essential to closing the homeownership and wealth gaps created by exclusionary federal housing policies and ongoing discrimination in the housing marketplace.
Letters to Regulators: Letter to FHFA Urging the GSEs to Amend the COVID-19 Payment Deferral and Flex Modification to Allow Deferral and Capitalization of Escrow Shortages
AFREF joined a letter to FHFA urging the Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs) to amend the COVID-19 payment deferral and Flex Modification for COVID-19 impacted borrowers to allow deferral and capitalization of escrow shortages.
Letters to Congress: Letter Urging Congress to Focus on Affordable Homeownership in Budget Reconciliation
AFR joined a letter urging Congressional leaders to make sure that policies across the housing continuum are comprehensively included in the Budget Reconciliation Bill, especially those with a strong focus on affordable homeownership.
AFREF joined a letter to comment on HUD’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic through Mortgage Letter 2021-18. The letter calls on HUD to take further steps to ensure that its program operates as intended and that borrowers are able to obtain the relief they need to avoid unnecessary foreclosures.
AFR and 80 organizations sent a letter in support of Julia Gordon’s nomination for FHA Commissioner.
Letters to Congress: Letter of Support for Dave Uejio as Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, Department of Housing and Urban Development
AFR joined a letter to Congress in support of the nomination of Dave Uejio as Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
AFR joined a letter to Congress urging for an extension of the CDC’s eviction moratorium.