HPC Press Releases


Media Advisory: FSR Hosts Housing Policy Event: ‘America’s Housing Market: The New Normal?’

April 4, 2016

On Wednesday, April 6, the Financial Services Roundtable’s (FSR) Housing Policy Council (HPC) and CoreLogic will host a two-panel discussion about the housing market and policy issues affecting it. FSR’s CEO Tim Pawlenty will deliver opening remarks, and discussions will feature Treasury Policy Advisor, Michael Stegman, Frank Nothaft, SVP and Chief Economist, CoreLogic, and other industry and government housing policy experts.



FSR, HPC Applaud House Passage of the Homebuyers Assistance Act

October 8, 2015

FSR’s Housing Policy Council applauds the House passage of H.R. 3192, the Homebuyers Assistance Act, which will help ensure that the housing market recovery will not be slowed by any uncertainty resulting from the implementation of the new TILA-RESPA regulations and disclosures.

G-Fee is a Tax on Homebuyers, Refinancers

July 28, 2015

HPC, a division of the Financial Services Roundtable (FSR), applauds an amendment by Senators Mike Crapo and Mark Warner to remove a provision from the Highway Bill, currently being considered in Congress, that would effectively be a tax on homebuyers and refinancers.


CFPB Should Delay Implementation of Complicated Mortgage Disclosure Rule

June 24, 2015

FSR and its Housing Policy Council welcome the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) proposal to extend the implementation date of the TILA-RESPA mortgage disclosure rule to October 3. FSR and HPC believe the extended date is helpful, but the CFPB should have a formal “grace period” on enforcement of the new disclosures for the first several months to allow all participants in the home sale and mortgage closing process to adapt to the new forms and process.

American Taxpayers Could Pay Another $157.3 Billion to Bail Out Fannie & Freddie

May 1, 2015

American taxpayers are still on the hook to pay as much as $157.3 billion to bailout Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac if the two mortgage giants were to experience another severe collapse in an economic downturn according to results of stress tests that were released today by the Federal Housing Finance Agency, a clear indication that housing finance reform is still urgently needed.