Housing Policy

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.

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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March 25, 2022

They’ve Got the Housing Blues

Just when you think there is finally a nationwide consensus about the need to build more homes to meet housing demand, someone lets the cat out of the bag that it just isn’t so….

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February 22, 2022

NIMBYs: Hear Them Roar (And other views on building more homes.)

Just when you think there is finally a nationwide consensus about the need to build more homes to meet housing demand, someone lets the cat out of the bag that it just isn’t so….

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January 26, 2022

FHFA: Where Housing Is Job One

Welcome to the first issue of Arch MI’s Capital Commentary for 2022….

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December 2, 2021

America’s Finest Housing Solution?

This issue of Capital Commentary looks at changes coming at the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), in housing demographics and urban neighborhoods….

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October 8, 2021

FHFA Launches a New Era in Housing

This issue of Capital Commentary looks at changes coming at the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), in housing demographics and urban neighborhoods….

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July 21, 2021

“A Change Is Gonna Come”

This issue of Capital Commentary looks at changes coming at the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), in housing demographics and urban neighborhoods….

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June 23, 2021

Summer Studies

As we mark the summer solstice this week, Capital Commentary is using this opportunity to review a potpourri of noteworthy housing analyses that caught our eye but perhaps not the eyes of local or natio…

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June 2, 2021

All Eyes on the High Court

Housing policy aficionados are keeping a watchful eye on the U.S. Supreme Court related to the future of the Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA)….

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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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