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Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

February 8, 2016

GSE Reform, by Stealth?

By David Reiss

The Urban Institute’s Housing Finance Policy Center has issued its January 2016 Housing Finance at a Glance Chartbook. It opens by noting, The FHFA recently released its 2016 Scorecard for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with updated guidance for credit risk transfer … Continue reading

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February 8, 2016 in Regulation | Permalink | No Comments

February 2, 2016

Luxury Real Estate and Transparency

By David Reiss

Law360 quoted me in Atty-Client Privilege At Stake In Real Estate Bill (behind a paywall). It opens, The push to reveal the individuals involved in anonymous real estate deals has moved from title insurers to attorneys and real estate agents, but … Continue reading

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February 2, 2016 in Regulation | Permalink | No Comments

January 22, 2016

Tough Edge for Financial Services

By David Reiss

              Law360 quoted me in Cuomo’s DFS Nominee Likely To Keep Tough Edge (behind a paywall). It reads, in part, Although New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo turned to a longtime BigLaw attorney to lead … Continue reading

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January 22, 2016 in Regulation | Permalink | No Comments

Friday’s Government Reports Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

The U.S. Government Accountability Office released “Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) Report,” showing the Treasury’s participation for TARP housing programs. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities released a report on SNAP Benefits, or what used to be known as … Continue reading

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January 22, 2016 in Regulation | Permalink | No Comments

January 20, 2016

The Founding & Evolution of HUD

By David Reiss

I had previously blogged about HUD at 50, a hefty tome filled with a lot of interesting chapters. Today, I focus on Chapter 1, written byJill Khadduri, The Founding and Evolution of HUD: 50 Years, 1965-2015 (starting at page 5). The abstract … Continue reading

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January 20, 2016 in Regulation | Permalink | No Comments

Wednesday’s Academic Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

Towards a New Eviction Jurisprudence, Gerald S. Dickinson, Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law Policy, Vol. 23, No. 1, 2015. Managing Retirement Risks with Reverse Mortgage Loans and Long-Term Care Insurance, Adam Wenqiang Shao, Hua Chen & Michael Sherris, 7th Australasian … Continue reading

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January 20, 2016 in Regulation | Permalink | No Comments

January 15, 2016

Friday’s Government Reports Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

The Federal Housing Finance Agency released its 2016 Scorecard outlining conservatorship priorities for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and Common Securitization Solutions. The Joint Center for Housing Studies released its Rental Housing Report and created an interactive map series that … Continue reading

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January 15, 2016 in Regulation | Permalink | No Comments