Testimony & Regulatory Comments

The time has come for members of Congress, the prudential regulators, the Appraisal Subcommittee and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to work collaboratively to ensure that consumers and all the industry stakeholders involved in the home buying and refinance process will benefit from a system of regulation that helps ensure the independence and integrity of the appraisal process. These efforts will promote equal access to responsible and sustainable credit and a robust mortgage marketplace that meets our nations immediate housing finance needs.

March 29, 2012 -- NCRC President and CEO John Taylor and National Neighbors Silver Ambassador, Annette Smith, testified today before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, citing issues like economic security for older adults, foreclosure prevention, and the need to restore funding to vital programs affecting America's seniors.

Annette Smith, a representative of the California Coalition for Rural Housing, one of ten National Neighbors Silver partners involved in NCRC's newest initiative to build economic security for older adults, offered written testimony in support of full funding for the Older Americans Act to the House Appropriations Subcommittee. Ms. Smith spoke of her personal experience accessing critical services in the face of homelessness.

Download the Testimony of John Taylor

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