Allen Fishbein

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Allen Fishbein is director of housing and credit policy for Consumer Federation of America. 202-387-6121 or [email protected]. He was general counsel of the Center for Community Change. From 1999-2000 he was a senior adviser for Government Sponsored Enterprises Oversight at HUD, where he helped supervise the establishment of new affordable housing goals for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Freddie and Fannie Under Fire

This has been a long, hot summer for executives at Freddie Mac. What at first appeared to be a disagreement over arcane accounting rules turned into much more when Freddie […]


Going Subprime: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Consider the Subprime Loan Market

The recent foray into the subprime mortgage market by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has renewed the debate over their role in the affordable housing arena. The subprime market targets […]

Shelter Shorts

Washington News and Views

National Advocacy Groups Write to Leach, Banking Committee Democrats On CRA By Allen Fishbein Twelve national community reinvestment and housing development groups have written to House Banking Committee Chair Jim […]


HUD’s New Balancing Act

  Setting Affordable Housing Performance Goals That Are Meaningful for America’s Low-Income Neighborhoods On February 16, 1995, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published an extensive set of […]