“It’s really a road map to government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) reform rather than a blueprint. It includes a mix of ideological red meat for conservatives and practical suggestions and concessions to moderates and liberals. There are different paths you can take. I expect the strategy is to move forward incrementally with Congress as opposed to acting unilaterally, which the administration has enormous power to do.” -David M. Dworkin
“Both in the Obama administration and during periods of bipartisan negotiations the focus was on whiteboarding a totally new system. It is too hard. The current system is too embedded and the unintended consequences are too unpredictable.” – David M. Dworkin
“I think of this as a roadmap and not a blueprint, because there are a lot of paths they can take, but they pretty clearly signal the ones they like and the ones they’re giving lip service to. I expect them to move forward incrementally on the administrative reforms, so that Congress has time to make adjustments in the statute.” -David M. Dworkin
“Because so much of the affordable housing requirements are set in law, Congress is the only place you can make dramatic change and still be compliant with the law.” – David Dworkin
“Developing organizational relationships is a key element in addressing housing as a social determinant of health, a recent report from the National Housing Conference says.”
“The median sales prices of homes in five out of six Colorado metro areas range from 12% to 116% higher than the national median sales price of $252,000, according to a report from the National Housing Conference.”
“While Beto O’Rourke and Gov. John Hickenlooper briefly raised the issue as an aside, none of the moderators asked about housing affordability and no one debated solutions to this growing crisis that is impacting both urban areas — including Detroit — as well as rural areas throughout the country.” – David M. Dworkin
“When you look at new household formation and just normal obsolescence, we’re building a quarter of a million units less than we need just to break even every year. If you look at historic rates of homebuilding, it’s half a million a year, so that’s enormous amount of pressure that ends up getting put on rental markets.”- David M. Dworkin
The National Housing Conference (NHC) recently announced that Kimani Little of Federal Home Loan Bank of New York and Connie Wright of Wells Fargo has joined NHC’s Board of Governors.
[Buzz] Roberts notes that the proposal has earned support from a variety of organizations, including Enterprise Community Partners, Habitat for Humanity, Local Initiatives Support Corp., Mortgage Bankers Association, National Association of Realtors, National Council of State Housing Agencies, National Housing Conference, and National NeighborWorks Association.