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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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July 8, 2021

PolicyCast: Enhancing Stability, Affordability in Housing

Mike Dawson of Freddie Mac’s Single-Family division guests on Arch MI PolicyCast to discuss the national housing shortage and what solutions mortgage lenders can tap into that will give borrowers more o…

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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 21, 2021

PolicyCast: HOPE for Brighter Financial Futures

John Hope Bryant of Operation Hope reviews social disparities through an economic lens and explains what his organization is doing to educate low-income earners about wealth creation and homeownership….

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June 7, 2021

PolicyCast: Turn GSEs into Utilities? Why That May Be a Bad Idea

Edward Pinto of the American Enterprise Institute joins the Arch MI PolicyCast for the second part of his conversation, this time focusing on the concept of turning Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into priva…

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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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May 7, 2021

PolicyCast: A Free Marketer Looks at Housing Policy

Edward Pinto of the American Enterprise Institute joins the Arch MI PolicyCast to discuss home values and building generational wealth with homeownership….

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May 5, 2021

PolicyCast: Addressing Housing’s Shortcomings

Housing expert Richard Green of USC’s Lusk Center for Real Estate joins the Arch MI PolicyCast to discuss the best ways to help first-time homebuyers during a worsening housing shortage….

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April 27, 2021

Searching for Equilibrium

The law of supply and demand can be boiled down to this: As supply increases, prices tend to drop. When supply falls, prices increase. The economy reaches equilibrium when supply and demand are in balan…

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April 19, 2021

PolicyCast: Daunting Barriers to Growing Homeownership

Jerry Howard, CEO of the National Association of Home Builders, joins us on the latest Arch MI PolicyCast to discuss what is slowing construction….

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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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