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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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March 22, 2023

Growing Risks to Housing Finance System?

This issue of Capital Commentary highlights new potential risks to the housing finance system: reducing the effectiveness of transferring credit risk and eliminating title insurance and full appraisals …

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March 8, 2023

Queen City’s King-Size Problems

Arch MI leaders recently visited Cincinnati, Ohio, to ask local stakeholders about the causes and ramifications of the limited supply of homes available for sale and what should be done to boost afforda…

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February 23, 2023

Rising Homeownership Barriers

We’re a month from spring, which traditionally kicks off homebuying season. But mounting barriers are delaying or canceling the American dream of homeownership for growing numbers of prospective buyers….

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February 8, 2023

Housing Policymakers to Watch

In our previous Capital Commentary, we asked leading advocates about their top housing priorities in 2023. This issue examines which policymakers will decide housing’s future, both as regulators and l…

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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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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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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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