Newsletter: Proposed FHFA Amendments, FDIC Youth Program, AMERICATALYST 2016


FHFA Proposes Amendments to Minority and Women Inclusion Regulations


The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) and is seeking comments on proposed amendments to its Minority and Women Inclusion regulations.

The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 requires Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae and the Federal Home Loan Banks (regulated entities) to promote diversity and inclusion (D&I) in all their businesses and activities; the FHFA adopted regulations in 2010 to facilitate the implementation of these D&I requirements.

In a recent release, the FHFA articulated that the newly proposed amendments “further clarify the scope of the regulated entities’ obligation to promote diversity and inclusion.”

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AMERICATALYST 2016, October 30-November 1

AMERICATALYST 2016 has an established reputation as the most influential event in the housing industry due to the caliber of its content and exceptional track record of its attending senior-level executives. Featuring high-level dialogue and debate on the most important issues in housing finance and Single-Family Rental, this is an event you cannot afford to miss if you care about your future as a housing ecosystem professional.

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How Much Cheaper is Owning than Renting?

A new report from Trulia, Rent vs. Buy: Haunted by Prices, Not Rates, reveals that in the 100 largest American metros, buying a home remains more affordable than renting. Trulia reports that on a national basis, buying a home is 37.7 percent cheaper than renting. But just how significant is the financial advantage between buying a home and renting?

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FDIC Announces Youth Savings Pilot Symposium

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has announced that it will host a symposium on developing youth savings on Friday, October 21, 2016. The symposium, “Learning to Save – Saving to Learn,” will unite representatives from almost 20 bank participants in the FDIC’s Youth Savings Pilot program, alongside non-profit and school partners. Participants will convene ideas for merging financial education with the opportunity to open a savings account.

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Fun Facts about Halloween 2016

Halloween is just around the corner! Before we know it kids will be dressed in their favorite costumes stuffing their pillowcases and jack-o’-lantern pails with magnificent amounts of candy. Today, the Census Bureau released their latest Profile America Facts for Features with Halloween as the subject. It is important to practice safety and caution on October 31; children should always be accompanied while trick or treating and any suspicious candy should be reported. Please read below for the latest statistics on the sweetest holiday of the year.

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NAWRB sheCalls provide industry updates, training and access to important resources for women in housing. Call in to find out what you’ve been missing!

Stay Tuned for these sheCalls. Date TBD: 

  • Debbie De Grote, Owner and President of Excelleum Coaching & Consulting: The sheCall will focus on real estate coaching for agents
  • Kimball Tirey & St. John LLP: The sheCall will address current trends in real estate law

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If an event involves women’s equality and supporting the women’s movement, NAWRB is there. Join us to take part in making a better tomorrow!

October 21-23
2016 AREAA National Convention
Las Vegas, NV

October 23-26
2016 NMSDC Conference & Business Opportunity Exchange
Chicago, IL

October 23-26
MBA Annual Convention & Expo
Boston, MA

October 30-November 1
AMERICATALYST 2016: Fast Forward
Austin, TX

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