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Federal Reserve of Philadelphia Report Estimates 1.8 Million Households Owe $11 Million in Rent

A new report on Household Rental Debt During COVID-19 from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia estimates that in March 2021, 1.8 million renter households, representing 5 million individuals, will owe $11 billion in rent—approximately $6,100 per household. That number represents 5.4 percent of all renter householders and 15 percent of those who experienced job loss due to COVID-19.

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Biden Taps Yellen for Treasury Secretary

President-elect Joe Biden intends to nominate Janet Yellen to serve as his administration’s Treasury Secretary, according to media reports. If confirmed, Yellen would be the first woman to hold that position. She previously served as Federal Reserve Chair from 2014-18 under the Obama Administration, and was a Federal Reserve Board Governor, President of the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank and Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers in the Clinton Administration.

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Not-so-Secret Cabinet Rumor Mill

The jockeying for cabinet and leadership positions within a Biden administration is well underway. We’ll keep a running list of names that are rumored to be in consideration, but note that this list already is out-of-date the second it is published, and that NH&RA is not endorsing any potential candidate, but rather relaying the potential candidates that we’re aware of.

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Updates on CRA Reform: Senate Votes Down CRA Disapproval Bill, Fed’s Proposal Published in Federal Register

On Monday, the Senate voted down a motion to consider the House-passed resolution of disapproval (H.J. Res. 90) to nullify the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s new rule on Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). The Federal Reserve’s advanced notice of proposed rulemaking was officially published in the Federal Register. Comments are due by February 16, 2021; NH&RA will submit comments and encourages our members to do so as well.

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Federal Reserve Advances CRA Reform

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve) unanimously approved the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) on Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) reform. The ANPR uses a data-driven approach and solicits feedback in several areas. Comments are due 120 days after official publication in the Federal Register. NH&RA is still reviewing the ANPR with plans to submit comments and encourages our members to do so as well.

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