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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.

NHC reiterates commitment to racial equity in comments to OCC on CRA modernization

“CRA was passed in direct, explicit response to redlining, a practice that targeted people of color regardless of income or credit risk to deny them the same wealth-building opportunities afforded to White Americans,” said NHC President and CEO David M. Dworkin. “NHC has always maintained that in order to be faithful to that original purpose, a modernized CRA regulation must incent financial institutions to lend not only in low- and moderate-income communities, but in communities of color specifically.”

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