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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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November 3, 2020

Finally, It’s Election Day …

Or, perhaps it will turn out to be election week as votes are tabulated over the coming days. Regardless of the results, housing will continue to be a critical driver of the nation’s financial well-bein…


October 26, 2020

PolicyCast: Solutions for Minority Homeownership

On Episode 5, Alanna McCargo of the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C., discusses solutions for expanding minority homeownership in the second part of her interview with PolicyCast host Kirk Willison. …


October 20, 2020

Take Time to Exercise … Your Vote

In this issue of Capital Commentary, I’d like to invoke a procedure known as a “point of personal privilege.” In parliamentary terms, a point of personal privilege concerns a matter both “timely and urg…


October 12, 2020

PolicyCast: Why the Deck is Stacked Against Minorities

On Episode 4, Alanna McCargo of the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C., discusses homeownership trends affecting minorities with PolicyCast host Kirk Willison. McCargo is Vice President of the Urban In…


October 6, 2020

CRT: Effective, Popular but Threatened

This issue of Capital Commentary discusses the reasons Credit Risk Transfer is so popular among policymakers, capital markets investors, industry groups and consumer advocates….


September 28, 2020

PolicyCast: Building Homes, Allies for Affordable Housing

Our guest for Episode 3 is Habitat for Humanity CEO Jonathan Reckford. He discusses his new public policy initiative, “The Cost of Home,” with PolicyCast host Kirk Willison….


September 23, 2020

Capital Commentary: 2020 Biden-Harris Campaign Housing Policy Review

In this issue, CAPITAL COMMENTARY puts housing policies favored by Joe Biden and Kamala Harris under the magnifying glass. Follow links to learn more about topics. Share the newsletter with colleagues a…


September 14, 2020

PolicyCast: In the Room Where CRT Happened

Today’s guest is former Freddie Mac CEO Don Layton. Mr. Layton and Kirk Willison discuss the GSEs transferring mortgage credit risk….


September 8, 2020

Capital Commentary: 2020 Trump-Pence Campaign Housing Policy Review

Labor Day is the traditional kickoff to the presidential campaign. Election Day is now just weeks away. Our inaugural newsletter focuses on the record and aims of the Donald Trump-Mike Pence campaign in…


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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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