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National Housing Conference statement on the confirmation of Julia Gordon as FHA Commissioner

Julia Gordon brings deep experience to address the significant challenges that face FHA. If we are going to succeed in closing the racial homeownership gap, FHA must be in the forefront. Through her leadership of the National Community Stabilization Trust, she has a nuanced understanding of local housing markets and how they can function sustainably even when under stress.

New CRA proposal is a significant improvement while being open to additional feedback on key issues

“The new proposal to modernize the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) is a significant improvement while being open to additional feedback on key issues,” said David M. Dworkin, president and CEO of the National Housing Conference. “This proposed rule moves CRA into the 21st century with a durable approach that will withstand the scrutiny of future swings in political leadership for at least a decade,” Dworkin said.

National Housing Conference to honor housing leaders at Awards Gala

The National Housing Conference (NHC) is pleased to announce honorees to be celebrated at our Annual Housing Visionary Awards Gala on June 14, 2022, at the Anthem in Washington, D.C. This year’s honorees are distinguished leaders in housing and community development whose work has helped move our nation toward NHC’s goal of decent, affordable housing for all.

Statement of David M. Dworkin, President and CEO, National Housing Conference, on the confirmation of Alanna McCargo as Ginnie Mae President

I commend the Senate for the confirmation of Alanna McCargo as President of Ginnie Mae. In her new role, Ms. McCargo will have the opportunity to ensure that Ginnie Mae policy aligns with the Biden administration’s goals of reducing housing costs and expanding access to homeownership for historically underserved groups. Ms. McCargo has the expertise necessary to get Ginnie Mae back on track after five years without a permanent head.

Statement of David M. Dworkin, President and CEO, National Housing Conference, on the nomination of Sandra Thompson for FHFA Director

President Biden’s nomination of Sandra Thompson to serve as Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is the right choice for one of the most important jobs in housing. Since her appointment as FHFA Acting Director in June, Ms. Thompson has repeatedly demonstrated her commitment to an equitable housing finance system. Her extensive experience at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation makes her particularly well qualified to oversee the safety and soundness of the housing industry through the Government Sponsored Enterprises.

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