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New Report Explores Shared Equity Homeownership Funding Model

Can a combination of public, private and philanthropic financing, rather than grants, be used to make shared equity homeownership possible? That’s the fundamental question explored in a new report by Grounded Solutions Network and BWB Solutions, “Assessing the Feasibility of a Shared Appreciation Loan Fund Designed for Long-Term Sustainable Affordable Homeownership.” Freddie Mac partnered with...
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Grounded Solutions Network names new CEO

The Board of Directors of Grounded Solutions Network is pleased to announce the appointment of Tony Pickett as its new CEO. Tony is joining Grounded Solutions from his current role as Vice President of Master Site Development for the Urban Land Conservancy.  His first day will be April 16, 2018. Tony’s appointment as CEO comes as...
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FHFA Underserved Market Plans Released

Expect Increased Access to Mortgages from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Plans! On Monday, December 18th, the Federal Housing Finance Agency released Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s Underserved Market Plans, which set forth three years of activities they will accomplish to increase access to mortgage financing for underserved markets. Shared equity homeownership is in both...
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Reflecting on Intersections 2017

Together, we embodied the theme of “where we live matters.” From multiple viewpoints, we came together to explore how to work collectively in order to make inclusive communities the new norm. With sound policy and effective action, we can shape our communities to be equitable and filled with opportunity for all. As neighborhoods grow and...
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FHFA Duty to Serve Update

Hopefully, you already read our recent update on the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s duty-to-serve rule that requires Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to increase liquidity and access to financing in underserved markets for low- and moderate-income households. The period to provide public comment to FHFA on the Enterprises’ proposed Underserved Market Plans ended on July 10th....
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Read Our 2017 Impact Report Now!

We’ve been busy over the last year working with members and beyond to advance permanently affordable housing solutions nationwide and support the strength and sustainability of existing programs.  In an effort to share some of this work, we’re proud to share our 2017 Impact Report, which highlights our members and program activities as we work to...
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