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Want to stay current with the latest changes to housing policy? Kirk Willison, our VP-Government and Industry Relations, anchors PolicyCast, a video podcast series featuring his interviews with top housing officials from across the nation. He also authors Capital Commentary, which covers public policy legislation shaping the housing industry’s future.

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January 25, 2023

Will Hill Help Housing?

What are the housing problems policymakers will confront over the next two years? Who better to ask than leading housing trade groups and housing advocates? They shared their insights with Capital Comme…

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January 11, 2023

One Big Thing: Housing’s Cloudy Forecast

Capital Commentary asked leading housing authorities to give their insights on the upcoming year from the perspective of looking back on 2023 from the end of the year rather than the beginning. Their ve…

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December 12, 2022

Midterms Were Good News for Housing

Welcome to our end-of-the-year review of the 2022 midterm elections and their impact on housing and homeownership in America….

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October 5, 2022

PolicyCast: A Manufactured Housing Renaissance

Dr. Lesli Gooch, CEO of the Manufactured Housing Institute, discusses newer options and improvements to manufactured housing and what steps policymakers need to consider for loan programs that support t…

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July 25, 2022

PolicyCast: FHFA Director Shares Housing Aims

Sandra Thompson, Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), joins the Arch MI PolicyCast to discuss a variety of topics relating to equitable homeownership and maintaining transparency for G…

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July 21, 2022

Think Nationally, Act Locally

This Capital Commentary examines the Biden plan and then turns to efforts to focus on barriers and solutions at local levels…

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June 23, 2022

Erasing Housing’s Inequities

For this issue, Capital Commentary takes a high-level look at the Equitable Housing Finance Plans (EHFPs) from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac…

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May 17, 2022

Making Homeownership Affordable

While much of the focus on home affordability centers on a shortage of homes or — more recently — rising interest rates, there are other steps policymakers might take to lower the cost of homeownership…

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May 16, 2022

PolicyCast: Unlocking the Mysteries of NextGen Homebuyers

Kristen Messerli of Experience.com discusses what prevents Millennials from entering the housing market and what reassurance and education they need….

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About Arch MI’s Capital Commentary

Capital Commentary newsletter reports on the public policy issues shaping the housing industry’s future. Each issue presents insights from a team led by Kirk Willison.


About Arch MI’s PolicyCast

PolicyCast — a video podcast series hosted by Kirk Willison — enables mortgage professionals to keep on top of the issues shaping the future of housing and the new policy initiatives under consideration in Washington, D.C., the state capitals and the financial markets.


About Kirk Willison

As VP of Government and Industry Relations for Arch MI and a mortgage finance expert with more than 25 years in government relations, Kirk speaks candidly with an array of the most influential industry and policy thought leaders in the nation.

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