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U.S. Housing Policy Outlook: September 2017

115th Congress Returns from August Recess with a Full Agenda

Stuart Pratt    |    Videos

Alyson Austin, principal communications for CoreLogic, puts Head of Public Policy and Industry Relations, Stuart Pratt through a lightning round of questions about next possible actions from Congress in the coming months. After the August recess, what issues will they tackle next? There are hot topics on the Hill right now, including the NFIP reauthorization deadline; income tax...

U.S. Housing Policy Outlook: June 2017

Appraisal Industry Reform in Washington, D.C.

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Stuart Pratt June 2017 Video Blog

As the 115th Congress continues to debate a wide range of fiscal and public policy priorities this summer, the issue of housing finance reform at large remains on the congressional to-do list. Part of that reform includes examining the future state of the appraisal industry. Of course, at CoreLogic, we care deeply about any reforms in this space because we are proud...

A Rising Tide for Flood Insurance Reform

U.S. Housing Policy Outlook: April 2017

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Stuart Pratt Video

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), overseen by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), aims to reduce the impact of flooding on private and public structures across the United States through the provision of affordable flood insurance and the mitigation of negative externalities associated with flood disasters.  This program was initially created in 1968...

Big Changes with a New Administration and a New Congress?

Getting to 60 may be the Core Question

Stuart Pratt    |    Housing Policy, Videos

Stuart Pratt December Video

Blog originally published on November 30. Updated with a companion video on December 15.


 

The incoming Trump Administration and Republican-controlled Congress have important housing policy questions to consider. And to paraphrase Donald Rumsfeld, what we have so early after the election is a case of the known knowns and known...

U.S. Housing Policy Outlook: November 2016

National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization - It’s Harder than it Looks

Stuart Pratt    |    Housing Policy, Videos

Stuart Pratt Housing Policy Nov 2016


 

Tip O’Neill, the long-time Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, famously said that “all politics is local.” He was right. Maybe this is why every month, FEMA notifies members of Congress when constituents in their districts or states will be affected by their flood mapping updates.

FEMA also runs the National Flood...