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. Claim your seat at MBA's Annual Convention and Expo, October 17-20, the nation's largest gathering of real estate finance professionals. It's the one industry event you need to attend this year for in-person networking, learning and so much more.

  2. On Thursday January 28, Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Rob Portman (R-OH) introduced S. 98, the Neighborhood Homes Investment Act (NHIA), a bill that would create a new federal tax credit to fuel development. A key priority in MBA's advocacy efforts, this bipartisan legislation would encourage rehabilitation of single-family homes and attract $100 billion in development activity to underserved rural and urban communities across the country. Click here to read Senator Cardin and Portman's press release. To provide further support of this bill, industry participants can make their voices heard through a Mortgage Action Alliance (MAA) call to action.

  3. Ginnie Mae has released a Request for Input on proposed changes to its net worth, capital, and liquidity requirements for single-family MBS issuers. MBA has been deeply engaged with Ginnie Mae - and FHFA and state regulators - on this issue and will provide comments ahead of the August 9 deadline.

  4. On July 14, MBA hosted a virtual meeting of its Green Lending Roundtable to discuss environmental, social, governance (ESG) and climate policy as well as hear from industry experts on the green lending standardization. MBA staff also gave a presentation to members on ESG and climate policy and the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization (MISMO) provided an update on ongoing work to facilitate the development of green lending and ESG standards.

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