Advocacy and Policy

As the leading voice for our industry, we offer a comprehensive view of policy implications in the real estate finance space. We rely on our diverse membership to provide the practical knowledge that makes a real difference on the issues that matter most to the economy, real estate finance industry and its customers.

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Spotlight on What is New and Important Right Now

  1. Over 100 organizations participated in the fourth annual MAA Action Week- a 46% increase over last year and a new program record! Check out the results so far!

  2. Late last week, MBA joined several other trade associations in submitting comments to FHA on ways it can improve its annual lender certification. MBA and its partners will also seek revisions to the FHA loan-level certification and the "Defect Taxonomy" to encourage greater lender participation in the FHA program.  

  3. The Senate recently passed MBA-sponsored legislation to address "orphaned" VA loans that were inadvertently made ineligible for Ginnie Mae pooling last year. The bipartisan legislation passed by unanimous consent, and now heads to the House.

  4. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Monday announced a Request for Information (RFI) requesting stakeholder input on how the Department can facilitate the greatest beneficial impact of Opportunity Zones. Read the RFI here. For additional information or to share your ideas on Opportunity Zones, contact Bruce Oliver at or Sharon Walker at

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