Department of Housing and Urban Development

  • Consumer Bureau Will Soon Flex Its Muscles

    The new Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection–which will be the driving force behind the writing and enforcement of a myriad of consumer regulations–isn’t scheduled to begin operating until July.

  • NAFCU Seeking CU Seat at the Table in Housing Talks

    NAFCU has written the Obama Administration asking it to make sure credit unions are included in the coming debate on how to restructure the nation's policy housing finance.

  • CUs Labor to Help Members Understand New Mortgage Market

    Should I refinance? Will I qualify for a mortgage? Am I paying the right price for this house? Will mortgage rates drop even more?

  • Dort FCU First to Launch Obama Foreclosure Package

    Dort FCU of Flint is still enjoying the national limelight this week as the first financial institution in the U.S. to actually launch and implement funds distribution for the $1.5 billion Obama Administration program to help homeowners.

  • New Home Sales Increase

    An improved economy and a desire of consumers to take advantage of a tax credit for first-time homebuyers combined to cause new home sales to increase 14.8% last month.

  • Housing Starts Up Again

    Housing starts increased 5.8% in April, following a 1.6% rise in March, according to a report issued today by the Commerce Department and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

  • New Home Sales Surge

    Warmer weather, a tax credit for first-time homeowners and improved consumer confidence in the economy combined to cause new home sales to increase 26.7% last month, the Departments of Commerce and Housing and Urban Development reported today.

  • New Home Sales Decline

    Credit unions may face a long haul in building back up their mortgage portfolios if new home sales continue to fall as they did last month.

  • Housing Starts Up

    In another sign that some indicators are revealing that the economy is turning around, housing starts increased 2.8% last month, according to a report issued today by the Commerce Department and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

  • New Home Sales Down

    Credit unions may face a long haul in building back up their mortgage portfolios if new home sales continue to fall as they did last month.

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