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Community Groups Call for Recapitalization of GSEs and End to Dividend Payments to U.S. Treasury Today, NCRC together with other consumer groups, homebuilders and small lenders sent a letter to Mel Watt, Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, expressing concern that the capital buffers of the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will soon be depleted as a result of the Preferred Stock Purchase Agreements between the FHFA and the U.S. Department of Treasury. The letter calls for Watt to suspend the GSEs’ dividend payments to the Treasury Department and to establish a plan for their recapitalization.…
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Community Groups Call for Recapitalization of GSEs and End to Dividend Payments to U.S. Treasury Today, NCRC together with other consumer groups, homebuilders and small lenders sent a letter to Mel Watt, Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, expressing concern that the capital buffers of the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will soon be depleted as a result of the Preferred Stock Purchase Agreements between the FHFA and the U.S. Department of Treasury. The letter calls for Watt to suspend the GSEs’ dividend payments to the Treasury Department and to establish a plan for their recapitalization.…
Community Groups Call for Recapitalization of GSEs and End to Dividend Payments to U.S. Treasury Today, NCRC together with other consumer groups, homebuilders and small lenders sent a letter to Mel Watt, Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, expressing concern that the capital buffers of the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will soon be depleted as a result of the Preferred Stock Purchase Agreements between the FHFA and the U.S. Department of Treasury. The letter calls for Watt to suspend the GSEs’ dividend payments to the Treasury Department and to establish a plan for their recapitalization.…
Community Groups Call for Recapitalization of GSEs and End to Dividend Payments to U.S. Treasury Today, NCRC together with other consumer groups, homebuilders and small lenders sent a letter to Mel Watt, Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, expressing concern that the capital buffers of the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will soon be depleted as a result of the Preferred Stock Purchase Agreements between the FHFA and the U.S. Department of Treasury. The letter calls for Watt to suspend the GSEs’ dividend payments to the Treasury Department and to establish a plan for their recapitalization.…
Community Groups Call for Recapitalization of GSEs and End to Dividend Payments to U.S. Treasury Today, NCRC together with other consumer groups, homebuilders and small lenders sent a letter to Mel Watt, Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, expressing concern that the capital buffers of the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will soon be depleted as a result of the Preferred Stock Purchase Agreements between the FHFA and the U.S. Department of Treasury. The letter calls for Watt to suspend the GSEs’ dividend payments to the Treasury Department and to establish a plan for their recapitalization.…
Washington, DC – Today, in an agreement reached with the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) and its community-based members and allies across the Midwest, Huntington Bancshares Inc. announced a commitment of $16.1 billion for community development, including lending and investments, over a five-year period. Huntington’s Community Development Plan, set to begin in 2017, includes mortgage and small business lending in low- and moderate-income (LMI) communities, community development lending and investments, a philanthropy program, and other services to increase access to financial services in LMI communities and communities of color, such as 10 new branch locations across its footprint. “We commend…
Washington – Today, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) released a white paper describing the importance of Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) exam performance context analysis, reviewing current implementation of the analysis, and prescribing improvements. The paper, “CRA Performance Context: Why it is Importance for Community Development and How to Improve it,” shows that current performance context analyses do an unsatisfactory job determining the housing and economic conditions of a community, and often do not adequately solicit the community’s residents about their financial services needs. This can lead to inaccurate measurements of how well banks are meeting a community’s credit needs,…
Washington, DC – Today, in reaction to the announcement by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will offer principal reduction to certain seriously delinquent, underwater borrowers, NCRC President and CEO John Taylor made the following statement:“We applaud FHFA and Director Watt for taking this important step in the right direction. The new principal reduction modification program will help certain underwater borrowers avoid foreclosure and stay in their homes. That’s a very positive thing. That said, with the scope announced today, this program will have limited impact." “This represents the first bite at the apple.…
Washington, DC - Today, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) and KeyBank signed a landmark $16.5 billion community benefits agreement. The commitment, signed at the 2016 NCRC Annual Conference, is the largest by a single bank in recent history. KeyCorp's Chairman and CEO Beth Mooney and NCRC’s President and CEO John Taylor were joined at the signing by community leaders from New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Oregon, and Maine. The commitment includes mortgage, small business, and community development lending, and philanthropy in low- and moderate-income (LMI) communities. It will be carried out over five years, beginning in 2017. A summary of the agreement can be found here. “This commitment is the result…
Washington, DC – From March 16-19, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) will hold its annual conference, “Creating a Just Economy,” bringing together hundreds of participants and community organizations from across the nation. This year, the conference will feature keynote speakers Cornell William Brooks, President and CEO of the NAACP, Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon, Dr. Julianne Malveaux, Economist, Author, and Commentator, Gustavo F. Velasquez, Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Thomas J. Curry, Comptroller of the Currency. The conference features a wide range of workshops on community organizing, policy advocacy, housing, access to capital and credit,…
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