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FICO Releases Alternative Credit Pilot Program

After extensive research, data scientists from FICO found that info such as property records, telecommunications, and utility information can be used as reliable sources to score 15 million consumers who do not have enough credit data to generate FICO score. By using this alternative data from LexisNexis and Equifax, FICO will give card issuers a FICO score that complies with relevant regulations that they can use to extend credit responsibly to millions of additional people.

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HUD Secretary: FHA is Exploring Alternative Credit Scoring for Mortgage Borrowers

Co-hosted by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), The Asian Real Estate Association of America, and the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, the event included two roundtable discussions and a keynote address from Castro. Realtors within these organizations believe in safe access to mortgage credit for borrower who can show they are able to own a home and keep up with payments. However, due to restrictive lending many of the qualified borrowers are not able to enter the housing market, according to NAR President Chris Polychron.

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HUD Secretary Proposes Budget for 2016

Secretary Castro said combatting homelessness is a crucial component to the budget. According to Secretary Castro living in a safe, stable home is one of the biggest predictors of a child’s success in both school and overall health. He said that’s why the HUD budget is also “proposing funding that would effectively end chronic homelessness and make significant strides in our work to end homelessness among families and youth.”

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HUD Chief Faces Questions on FHA’s Financial Position

Castro faced the House Committee on Financial Services and explained why he believes that FHA is in a "strong" position to lower its premiums by 50 basis points down to 0.85 percent despite the MMI Fund's value falling well short of the 2 percent threshold it is required by law to maintain.

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HUD Secretary Prepares to Meet House Committee

This will be the first time Castro has testified before Congress since being named HUD Secretary in July 2014. In recent public appearances, such as a speech at the National Press Club and in a fireside chat-style meeting last month, Castro has touted 2015 as a "year of housing opportunity."

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HUD Secretary to Talk Housing in ‘Live Fireside Chat’

HUD Secretary Julian Castro will answer questions about a variety of housing topics in a fireside-chat style event on the morning after President Obama's State of the Union speech on Wednesday at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Castro is expected to discuss such topics as the Obama administration's most recent housing initiatives, responsible homeownership, making the decision to buy or rent, and resources available to first-time homebuyers.

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