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Statement by David M. Dworkin, President and CEO, National Housing Conference, on Fannie Mae considering rental payment history in underwriting

The Federal Housing Finance Agency’s announcement that Fannie Mae will consider rental payment history in mortgage approval decisions is a significant innovation and a major step forward in expanding homeownership opportunities. In addition to expanding the pool of qualified borrowers, it enhances the safety of the mortgages by fully considering the most relevant predictor of mortgage risk: housing payment history.

Housing and civil rights leaders announce national initiative to increase Black homeownership

A group of housing and civil rights leaders today announced a multi-year initiative to significantly increase the nation’s Black homeownership rate. The Black Homeownership Collaborative, a new coalition of more than 100 organizations and individuals, launched a commitment to create 3 million net new Black homeowners by 2030 through an ambitious 7-point plan.

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