Letters to Regulators: Letter to FHA on 203(k) Rehabilitation Mortgage Insurance Program

AFREF joined partner organizations to comment on the FHA’s 203(k) Rehabilitation Mortgage Insurance Program, a program that provides critical financing for low- and moderate-income people seeking to purchase a home in need of repairs. The comment letter details a number of changes that would increase participation in the program. The post Letters to Regulators: Letter […]

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Letters to Regulators: EPA RFI on Environmental and Climate Justice Block Grant Program

AFREF submitted a comment letter in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s request for information for the Environmental and Climate Justice Block Grant Program (ECJ Program), which provides funding for financial and technical assistance to carry out environmental and climate justice activities to benefit disadvantaged communities. The letter highlights the need for the ECJ Program […]

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Letters to Regulators: Letter to FHFA on the Federal Home Loan Bank System

AFREF led 14 organizations in the housing, consumer protection, climate, civil rights, and community investment spaces, in a letter to the Federal Housing Finance Agency regarding the Federal Home Loan Bank system, arguing for expanded contributions to affordable housing to justify the public investment in the system, and for the system to undertake a number […]

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Letters to Regulators: Letter to the CFPB on Registry of Nonbank Covered Persons Subject to Certain Agency and Court Orders

AFREF joined a comment to the CFPB supporting the Bureau’s proposal to require nonbank covered persons that are subject to certain agency and court orders to register those orders with the CFPB. The registry will help the CFPB, law enforcement community, and the public limit the harms from repeat offenders. The post Letters to Regulators: […]

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Letter to Regulators: Silicon Valley Bank Failure Demonstrates the Need to Implement Key Executive Pay Rule, Dodd-Frank Section 956

AFREF, the Institute for Policy Studies, Global Economy Project, and Public Citizen led a letter with 22 additional signatories to the agencies tasked with implementing section 956 of Dodd-Frank. That section tasked six agencies with promulgating regulations to prevent incentive-based executive compensation that encourages “inappropriate risk” by May 2011.  Almost 12 years later, we don’t have […]

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Letters to Regulators: Comment Letter to OMB on Uniform Guidance Relating to Stock Buybacks and Executive Comepensation

AFREF and the Institute for Policy Studies, Global Economy Project led a comment letter to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) about its uniform guidance, which sets the boundaries around the types of strings states and localities are allowed to attach when they disburse federal funds.  This comment letter argues state and local governments […]

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Letters to Regulators: Letters to the IRS and Treasury and the CFPB on Medical Debt

 AFREF joined two letters – one to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Department of Treasury, and one to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) – urging the Biden-Harris Administration to do more to relieve medical debt for tens of millions of people. The letters, signed by more than 60 organizations, include specific executive actions the administration can […]

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Letters to Regulators: Letter to OSTP Raising Concerns about Limits of Blockchain Technology

AFREF and Demand Progress Education Fund submitted comments to the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) in response to the agency’s request for information regarding the risks, limitations and purported benefits of blockchain technology (including regarding central bank digital currencies), to help inform the government’s research and development agenda on blockchain. The submission raised […]

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Letters to Regulators: Letter From 29 Signers to the SEC on Passing Strong Final Rules on Private Fund Advisers to Protect Investors and the Financial System

AFREF led a letter with 29 signers to the Securities and Exchange Commission reiterating the important need to pass a strong set of final rules related to requiring private fund advisers to disclose a complete breakdown of fees/expenses, assumptions used to calculate returns, and the existence of side letters to investors. The letter is also […]

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Letters to Regulators: Letter to the SEC in Support of Open-Ended Fund Proposal

AFREF sent a letter in support to the Securities and Exchange Commission on its proposal to better protect investors and the financial system from the problems in the $21 trillion open-end fund market. The post Letters to Regulators: Letter to the SEC in Support of Open-Ended Fund Proposal appeared first on Americans for Financial Reform.

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