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. Get ready to Take Action during MAA Action Week, May 13-17.  Learn more about this week dedicated to helping real estate finance professionals become more engaged in political advocacy at mba.org/ActionWeek.

  2. Following strong MBA advocacy, a bipartisan congressional coalition recently introduced H.R. 1988 - a bill designed to improve the implementation of seasoning requirements on VA loans. Read the MBA letter of support.

  3. CFPB Director Kraninger gave her first major speech last week outlining her vision for the Bureau and the appropriate use of the Bureau's powers, as well as an announcement of a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act rulemaking in the near future. Her speech reflected many priorities MBA has been advocating for on our Roadmap to CFPB 2.0.

  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 boliver@mba.org or Sharon Walker at swalker@mba.org

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