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Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

May 9, 2019

Financing The American Dream

By David Reiss

I published Financing The American Dream in the May/June 2019 issue of the ABA’s Probate & Property magazine.  it opens, Two movie scenes can bookend the last hundred years of housing finance. In Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life (RKO … Continue reading

February 14, 2019

Housing Policy, Going Forward

By David Reiss

The Hill published a column of mine, The Next Two Years of Federal Housing Policy Could Be Positive under Mark Calabria. it opens, The Trump administration has been a nightmare for housing advocates. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Carson has stopped enforcing … Continue reading

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February 14, 2019 in Regulation | Permalink | No Comments

January 25, 2019

Protecting Small Businesses

By David Reiss

Students in my Community Development Clinic and I have a column in the New York Law Journal, Small Business Jobs Survival Act May Have Opposite Effect. It reads, The New York City Council is considering a bill, the Small Business Jobs … Continue reading

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January 25, 2019 in Regulation | Permalink | No Comments

December 10, 2018

Cutting Back on Community Reinvestment

By David Reiss

Bloomberg Law quoted me in Banks Look to Narrow Exams Under Community Reinvestment Act. It opens, Banks see an opening to limit the types of violations that could lead to a Community Reinvestment Act downgrade as federal regulators begin rewriting rules … Continue reading

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December 10, 2018 in Regulation | Permalink | No Comments

October 1, 2018

Hope for GSE Shareholders

By David Reiss

Judge Lamberth issued an opinion in Fairholme Funds, Inc. v. FHFA (Civ. No.13-1439) (Sept. 28, 2018) that gives some hope to the private shareholders of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. These shareholders have been on the losing end of nearly … Continue reading

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October 1, 2018 in Regulation | Permalink | No Comments

September 4, 2018

Housing Finance Transitions

By David Reiss

The Congressional Budget Office released a report, Transitioning to Alternative Structures for Housing Finance: An Update. The report updates a 2014 analysis to inform policymakers about how different approaches to restructuring the housing finance system would affect federal costs, risks … Continue reading

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September 4, 2018 in Regulation | Permalink | No Comments

August 24, 2018

GSE Shareholders Floored, Again

By David Reiss

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit issued an opinion in Saxton v. FHFA (No. 17-1727, Aug. 23, 2018). The Eighth Circuit joins the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and D.C. Circuits in rejecting the arguments of Fannie and … Continue reading

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August 24, 2018 in Regulation | Permalink | 1 Comment