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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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 31, 2022

PolicyCast: Zelman the Contrarian

Ivy Zelman, CEO of Zelman & Associates, returns to discuss her firm’s contrarian views on the housing deficit, changing demographics and a suggestion for policymakers regarding inflation….

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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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January 10, 2022

PolicyCast: Making It on Wall Street

Ivy Zelman, CEO of Zelman & Associates and author of “Gimme Shelter: Hard Calls + Soft Skills from a Wall Street Trailblazer,” talks about her career as a top housing expert and shares her lessons for t…

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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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August 2, 2021

PolicyCast: State of the Nation’s Housing

Chris Herbert of Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies discusses the need for affordable housing and the unique challenges of supply and demand driven by the previous recession and the pandemic….

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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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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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