AFR joined a letter to Congress urging for an extension of the CDC’s eviction moratorium.
AFREF joined a letter to the Office of Management and Budget in response to their RFI asking for input on how to identify effective methods for assessing whether agency policies, programs, services, processes, and operations equitably serve all eligible individuals and communities, particularly those that are currently and historically underserved.
AFREF joined partners in sending a letter with detailed recommendations in response to the joint RFI on financial institutions’ use of AI and ML.
Letters to Regulators: Letter to the Department of Education on Topics for Upcoming Negotiated Rulemaking
AFREF joined a letter urging the Department of Education to include several topics that would protect borrowers in the upcoming negotiated rulemaking.
Letter to the Administration: Letter Calling for Faster Pace in Appointing Financial Regulatory Positions
AFR sent a letter urging the Biden Administration to take a faster pace in filling key regulatory and financial policy positions. The letter calls out how the Administration’s slow pace in these appointments has undermined its racial justice and climate change agendas.
Letters to Regulators: Letter Urging Financial Regulators to Consider Fair Lending Risks in Use of Artificial Intelligence
AFREF and 22 organizations submitted comments in response to the regulators’ Request for Information and Comment on Financial Institutions’ Use of Artificial Intelligence, including Machine Learning, urging the financial regulators to consider fair lending risks of using artificial intelligence and machine learning and enact safeguards to prevent disproportionate adverse impacts from the use of AI/ML models.
AFREF, NCLC, CRL and NHLP sent a letter in support of the Improving FHA Support for Small Dollar Mortgages Act. This bill will increase access to sustainable mortgage lending for homebuyers who are buying homes with sale prices under $100,000.
Letter to Administration: 128 Orgs Call on President Biden to Extend the Payment Pause on Student Loan Payments
AFR joined a letter calling on President Biden to extend the pause on student loan payments until the
Administration has delivered on its promises made to student loan borrowers to fix the broken
student loan system and cancel federal student debt.
AFR joined over 100 groups in sending a letter urging the Biden administration to ensure that any zoning reform incentives or requirements actually do the job of opening up exclusionary areas to more economic and racial diversity; do not further the displacement of low-income communities and communities of color, do not result in the loss of affordable housing, and do not further entrench profit-driven commodification of housing. Federal action to eliminate exclusionary zoning has the potential to expand racial and economic justice, but, if not crafted carefully, the effort could be ineffective or even harmful to communities of color.
Letters to Regulators: Letter Urging HUD to Extend the Foreclosure Moratorium and Deadline to Request Forbearance for FHA Borrowers
AFREF and 154 organizations sent a letter urging HUD to extend the foreclosure moratorium and deadline to request forbearance for FHA borrowers to give them the best opportunity to sustain homeownership beyond the pandemic.