Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

January 27, 2023

Biden’s “Bill of Rights” for Renters

By David Reiss

  I was interviewed for a CBS in Austin (and other local Sinclair affiliates) news story, Biden Administration Proposes ‘Bill of Rights’ to Protect Renters in Tight Housing Market. The text of the story opens, Data shows that more than … Continue reading

September 30, 2022

Rethinking The Federal Home Loan Bank System

By David Reiss

Law360 published my column, Time To Rethink The Federal Home Loan Bank System. It opens, The Federal Housing Finance Agency is commencing a comprehensive review of an esoteric but important part of our financial infrastructure this month. The review is … Continue reading

October 7, 2021

Common Sense for the Shareholders of Fannie and Freddie

By David Reiss

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit issued a mixed decision for Fannie & Freddie shareholders in  Bhatti v. Federal Housing Finance Agency, No. 18-2506 (8th Cir. Oct. 6, 2021).  While the Court ruled (consistent with the … Continue reading

September 16, 2019

Housing Finance Reform Endgame?

By David Reiss

The Hill published my column, There is Hope of Housing Finance Reform That Works for Americans.  It opens, The Trump administration released its long awaited housing finance reform report and it is a game changer. The report makes clear that it is game … Continue reading

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

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