Housing Policy

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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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June 12, 2024

Housing Crisis in Rural USA

Iowa’s slogan is the “State of Minds,” and it’s grappling with its own State of Housing. It’s a conversation that demands attention from policymakers….


May 30, 2024

Closing Costs Crackdown

Lucky families and individuals who find a home to purchase are discovering it costs more than in the past to close the loan….


April 11, 2024

PolicyCast: Navigating the Homeowners Insurance Crisis 

Robert Gordon of American Property Casualty Insurance Association joins the Arch MI PolicyCast to discuss the impact of climate change on homeowner’s insurance and how insurers are responding by adoptin…


March 13, 2024

PolicyCast: “It’s Supply, Stupid”

NAHB’s Jim Tobin shares how his organization responds to technological advances and what can be done to build enough homes to address the affordability crisis….


March 11, 2024

Why We Need to Grow Black Homeownership

March has arrived! Spring Training is in full bloom in Florida and Arizona. Who could ask for anything more? (Well, maybe more affordable homes for sale.) Thanks to a recent suggestion from a reader, th…


February 14, 2024

Fixing Basel III’s Threat to Homeownership

It’s February — officially the shortest month of the year. Unofficially, it’s the longest if your job is reading the thousands of pages of comment letters submitted in response to the banking agencies’ …


February 13, 2024

PolicyCast: Two Number Whisperers Foretell the Housing Horizon

Arch MI’s PolicyCast returns in 2024 with two leading housing economists to discuss the outlook for the mortgage industry, interest rates and more….


October 11, 2023

Homeowners Insurance Crisis Worsening

Your mail might arrive on time, but weather catastrophes might also raise your homeowners insurance premiums or, worse yet, cause your policy to be canceled. In this issue, Capital Commentary offers a …


Capital Commentary

September 28, 2023

PolicyCast: Unlocking the Data Driving Housing

The Urban Institute’s Laurie Goodman joins the Arch MI PolicyCast to discuss the rising importance of non-bank mortgage lenders, strategies for boosting the housing supply and proposed bank regulations …


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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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