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May 22, 2015

Friday’s Government Reports Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

HUD released “Effect of QAP Incentives on the Location of LIHTC Properties” which examined the patterns of Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) developments. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) releases its report on the status of the Community Development Capital … Continue reading

May 20, 2015

Wednesday’s Academic Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

Rights at Risk in Privatized Public Housing, by Jaime Lee, Tulsa Law Review, Vol. 50, 2015, pp. 759-801. Making Firms Liable for Consumers’ Mistaken Beliefs: Theoretical Model and Empirical Applications to the U.S. Mortgage and Credit Card Markets, by Alexei … Continue reading

May 19, 2015

HAMP-ered Foreclosure Prevention

By David Reiss

The Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) released a report, Treasury’s Opportunity to Increase HAMP’s Effectiveness by Reaching More Homeowners in States Underserved by HAMP. The Introduction opens, TARP’s signature foreclosure prevention program, the Home Affordable … Continue reading

May 18, 2015

Monday’s Adjudication Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has ordered Goldman Sachs to pay National Australia Bank $100 million over $80 million in collateralized debt obligations. US Bank escapes liability under the False Claims Acts for filing FHA insurance claims without complying … Continue reading

May 14, 2015

Thursday’s Advocacy & Think Tank Round-Up

By Serenna McCloud

City lab’s analyzes why Billionaires Don’t Pay Taxes in New York, concludes that recent housing boom has been in the “ultralux” market and that the owners pay a fraction of their share due to a tax code that shifts the … Continue reading

May 12, 2015

Tuesday’s Regulatory & Legislative Round-Up

By Serenna McCloud

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued guidance to “remind lenders of their obligations under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and it’s implementing Regulation B, to provide non-discriminatory access to credit for mortgage applicants  using income from the section 8 housing … Continue reading

May 11, 2015

Monday’s Adjudication Roundup

By Shea Cunningham

The United States Supreme Court holds that debtors do not have an absolute right to appeal a denial of a proposed bankruptcy plan (mentioned in April 6 post). Maryland federal judge approves settlement between CFPB and Genuine Title and participants … Continue reading