Public Affairs Update

Public Affairs Update…………………………………..…………………….August 3, 2016

  • CFPB Follows Through With Proposal for TRID Updates

  • FHA Changes Clean Energy Guidelines

  • End HECM Program Volatility, Says NAR

  • New Tool Shows Struggles of Financing Affordable Housing

  • Homeownership Re-enters Political Discussions

  • Four Ways to Improve the Housing Market

  • Pizza & Public Affairs Wednesday, September 7, 2016 noon to 1:00PM at BARA

  • In Case You Missed It

     

    CFPB Follows Through With Proposal For TRID Updates

    The CFPB made good on the promise from spring 2016 in regards to a proposal to update the Know Before You Owe Mortgage Rule. READ MORE [Source: DSNews.com 08-01-2016]

     

    FHA Changes Clean Energy Guidelines
    Find out why NAR is urging the Federal Housing Administration and the Veterans Administration to reconsider a new policy on the lien status of Property Assessed Clean Energy loans. [Source: NARenews 07-29-2016]

     

    End HECM Program Volatility, Says NAR
    NAR supports the Federal Housing Administration's efforts to reduce the volatility of the Home Equity Conversion Program. [Source: NARenews 07-29-2016]

     

    New Tool Shows Struggles of Financing Affordable Housing

    New tool shows of financing affordable housing without subsidies is almost impossible for developers to build homes that are affordable for low- or extremely low-income families. Click HERE for the story. [Source: DSNews.com 07-29-2016]

     

    Homeownership Re-enters Political Discussions

    The two major party presidential candidates have not said much about housing but lawmakers and industry stakeholders are bringing the issue back to the forefront. READ MORE [Source: DSNews.com 07-27-2016]

     

    Four Ways to Improve the Housing Market

    According to one economist, there are four things the presidential candidates need to keep in mind to “make the housing market great again.” READ MORE [Source: DSNews.com 07-26-2016]

     

    Pizza & Public Affairs Wednesday, September 7, 2016 noon to 1:00PM at BARA

    Guest Speaker: Kurt Firnhaber, Deputy Director of Housing, City of Boulder

    What he will present:

     

    Kurt will update us on policies and strategies being developed as part of the City’s Comprehensive Housing initiative. Addressing housing issues in Boulder has been a top priority for City council since late 2015. Strategies are being considered to address: jobs/housing mix; land use map adjustments (rezoning); diversifying housing product types; preservation of existing affordable housing; commercial linkage fees; affordable housing funding options; and review progress of the Middle Income Housing Strategy Working Group. The working group has been meeting throughout the summer and is expected to report their findings and recommendations to City council this fall. Use this link to learn more about the Middle Income Housing Strategy Working Group.

     

    Save the Date. You Don’t Want to Miss This Important Discussion.

     

    Kurt Firnhaber has been the Chief Operations Officer for “Right to Care,” a large health services NGO in South Africa for the past ten years. He has held leadership roles with Habitat for Humanity in both South Africa and here in Boulder, and served as a project manager and construction manager with Boulder’s Affordable Housing Alliance, Boulder Housing Authority, and Wonderland Development Company. Kurt has been the Deputy Director of Housing since April 2016.

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