HFSC Chair Waters Issues Biden Lengthy To-Do List

House Financial Services Committee Chair Maxine Waters issued a lengthy housing to-do list for President-elect Joe Biden. Waters, D-California, sent a 7,056-word letter to Biden urging him to, among other things: Issue an executive order to prevent evictions.Direct the Department of Housing and Urban Development to “implement a uniform, interim recertification rule that requires PHAs and owners to presume that a tenant’s inability to pay rent has been caused by a loss of income, and as a result would be required to conduct an income recertification.”Preserve the GSE Patch for the duration of the pandemic and re-propose a replacement for the GSE Patch when the housing market has stabilizedFire Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Kathy Kraninger.Fire United States Interagency Council on Homelessness…

Waters Opposes Calabria’s Fannie, Freddie Goals

Mark Calabria wants to pull Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from conservatorship by the time President Trump leaves office next month. Not so fast, says Rep. Maxine Waters. The chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee sent Calabria a letter last week urging him to “fully engage with Congress, halt all efforts to raise the capital requirements for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and halt all efforts to release them from conservatorship.” “I believe that it is entirely inappropriate for you and your agency to be focusing on releasing the Enterprises from conservatorship during the pandemic with the assistance of a lame duck Treasury Secretary,” Rep. Waters wrote. “At the very least, the Congress and the American public deserve transparency…