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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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April 14, 2021

P-S-P-A: CAPS, CAPS, CAPS

This issue of Capital Commentary is about recent amendments to the Preferred Stock Purchase Agreement (PSPA) between the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), which …

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April 5, 2021

PolicyCast: Charleston’s Mayor Answers the Call

Charleston, South Carolina Mayor John Tecklenberg joins Arch MI PolicyCast for an in-depth interview on how the southern tourist destination copes with housing and climate-change challenges….

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March 30, 2021

Home = Life

The headline of this issue of Capital Commentary comes from a recent hearing of the U.S. Senate’s Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, “Home = Life: The State of Housing in America.”…

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March 15, 2021

PolicyCast: David Brickman’s Housing Journey

Former Freddie Mac CEO David Brickman discusses his career at the nation’s second-largest purchaser of home loans and his new role with Meridian Capital Group….

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March 9, 2021

A Nation of Involuntary Renters?

Ed Gorman, Chief Community Development Officer of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC), warns that too many Americans are destined to be “involuntary renters” without substantial home co…

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March 1, 2021

PolicyCast: Conor Dougherty on California’s Housing Crisis

New York Times reporter Conor Dougherty guests on Arch MI’s PolicyCast to discuss his new book on California’s dire shortage of affordable homes….

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February 23, 2021

Racial Equity Makes “Cents”

As we near the end of Black History Month, Capital Commentary weighs in on the benefits of an invigorated national policy to increase Black homeownership and highlights some of the places where Black Am…

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February 10, 2021

PolicyCast: Government Can Help, Hinder Aspiring Homeowners

U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) discusses one of America’s most urgent problems — the lack of affordable housing inventory — and potential solutions in Arch MI’s PolicyCast video podcast….

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February 2, 2021

All Eyes On Racial Equity

Black History Month is an appropriate time for Capital Commentary to take a deep dive into public policies designed to address and correct racial inequalities from the perspectives of think tanks, elect…

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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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