News & Press
Filter news by category:

Read about the latest developments and other essential information affecting homeownership.

Opinion Editorials
Monday, June 11, 2018
Homeowners to Get an Advocate in Washington, by REAL Trends »
AMERICA’S HOMEOWNER ALLIANCE HOMEOWNERS TO GET AN ADVOCATE IN WASHINGTON, D.C. Please access this article by clicking t...
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Achieving Sustainable Homeownership »
DS News,  June 9, 2018 Achieving Sustainable Homeownership Homeownership—one of the core components o...
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
To the Wall Street Journal Editor: The Next Real Estate Crisis »
  March 27, 2018           To the Editor of the Wall Street Journal: The N...
Monday, January 29, 2018
Competition in Credit Scoring is Good for Consumers...and Investors »
01/17/2018 07:41 pm ET We read the recent article authored in the American Banker by Joe Smith - a former Regulator i...
Monday, January 29, 2018
The FHA is a Success Story and Its Safeguards Must Be Preserved »
11/27/2017 06:11 pm ET As the U.S. housing market improves, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) plays a valuable...
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Reducing FHA Mortgage Premiums is Small Ball, there is a Bigger National Housing Issue to Address »
Of all the important issues and reforms, we must address in the U.S. housing market, reducing the Federal Housing Administ...
Monday, January 9, 2017
Why it is Important to All Americans that President-Elect Trump Focuses on Homeownership »
For most of this election season, we were hoping that the candidates and at least one debate question touched on something...
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Taxpayers and Homeowners Share the Same Risk Regardless of Politics »
The ongoing policy debate regarding the federal government's role in the housing marketplace often pits taxpayers against...
Saturday, August 22, 2015
America's Homebuyers Being Targeted as Washington's Latest 'Pay-For' Piggy Bank »
Would-be homebuyers recently averted a major price hike by the narrowest of margins. No, this potential hike had little to...
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
It’s High Time We Move the National Flood Insurance Program to Higher Ground »
AHA Policy Analysis For the 5.5 million homeowners and businesses in over 21,000 communities throughout America protecte...
Thursday, May 28, 2015
America's Rate of Homeownership Matters to You -- Whether You Own a Home or Not »
Even the most casually informed reader has likely heard at least some of the troubling news and numbers tied to homeowners...
Monday, May 4, 2015
The Undeniable Benefits of Housing Counseling are Worth Every Cent »
The case for the widespread use of housing counseling in America's residential housing marketplace is both simple and stra...
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
America’s National Housing Policy in 2015: Destination Unknown »
America’s national housing policy seems, in a word, adrift: rudderless, following the whims of the prevailing political wi...
Friday, January 9, 2015
Setting the Record Straight on 97 Percent LTV Mortgages -- They Work »
Mortgage guarantor giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac both recently announced their intent to once again begin purchasing m...
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Lending Barriers to Minority Homeownership Demand Serious Leadership »
Recently released mortgage disclosure data findings indicate that a majority of future U.S. households could face signific...
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Student Loan Debt and the Threat to American Homeownership »
An unsettling new normal has emerged in the wake of the Great Recession. There is an evolving relationship between student...
Friday, October 10, 2014
Future Homebuyer Pockets Picked By Washington Lawmakers »
Loan guaranty fees, the price charged to mortgage lenders and passed along to borrowers on mortgage loans sold to Fannie M...
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
The Case for Restoring the 97% LTV Mortgage at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac »
Mortgage guarantor giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac both recently announced their intent to once again begin purchasing m...