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Bradley Partner Paul Compton Nominated to Serve as HUD General Counsel

Bradley’s Banking and Financial Services Practice Group is pleased to announce that President Donald Trump has nominated Paul Compton to serve as General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Paul leads the firm’s Affordable Housing and Community Development practice and serves as counsel for the Alabama Bankers Association, Inc., counsel … Continue Reading

FHFA Final Rule on Duty to Serve Allows GSEs to Receive Credit for Manufactured Housing Chattel Loans

The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA) amended the Federal Housing Enterprises Financial Safety and Soundness Act of 1992 by, among other things, establishing the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). FHFA replaced the Federal Housing Finance Board (FHFB) and Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) as the overseer of the Government Sponsored … Continue Reading

FHFA Proposes Rule on Fannie Mae’s & Freddie Mac’s Duty to Serve Underserved Markets

Pursuant to the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, which amended the Federal Housing Enterprises Financial Safety and Soundness Act of 1992, federal law requires the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) to facilitate a secondary market for mortgages on housing for very low-, low-, … Continue Reading

Seattle Considers Development of Sharia-Compliant Financing

As the United States continues to become increasingly diverse with residents from different cultural backgrounds and religious faiths, financial institutions are working to find ways to provide both consumer and commercial loan financing arrangements that meet the specific needs of their customer base. This includes the development of financing programs that comply with the Islamic … Continue Reading
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