FHFA releases 2021 housing goals

first_imgFHFA The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Monday released updated housing goals, confined to the 2021 calendar year, in light of the coronavirus pandemic and the uncertainty surrounding its economic impact. The goals remain unchanged for the government sponsored enterprise’s (GSEs) single-family and multi-family purchases and pushes back the conversation surrounding the GSE’s affordable housing duties through 2021.“It is likely that the full picture of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on housing markets will not be known until well after the virus is contained,” wrote FHFA Director Mark Calabria in the proposal. “While the enterprises showed strong goals performance in 2020 before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is unclear whether this will continue in the light of evolving market conditions and continued tightening of underwriting by lenders.”Read the 2021 housing goals here.The FHFA in June issued its 2019 Report to Congress which included an outline of efforts to ensure safety and soundness within the housing market and the GSEs financial condition, as well as its response to the coronavirus pandemic. continue reading »center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Syracuse dominates Pittsburgh, 5-2, after dropping doubles point

first_img Published on April 5, 2019 at 8:34 pm Contact Arabdho: [email protected] | @aromajumder Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse head coach Younes Limam needed his team to “wake up” in doubles, he said. While Pittsburgh players shouted an extended “Si” after winning points and extended their fist pumps, SU players gave a muted “Come on.” Their only wide gestures came after errors.“I just heard the other team being extremely passionate and playing with a lot of energy,” Limam said. “Doubles is about 30 minutes, 45 minutes, and if you don’t bring it early on, you’re going to have your back against the wall, and I think that’s what happened.”During the break between singles and doubles, Limam told his players that they needed to bring more intensity the rest of the match. Syracuse (12-8, 5-6 Atlantic Coast) responded to its coach’s message, coming back to beat Pittsburgh (4-14, 0-11), 5-2, and preserve the Orange’s decade-long winning streak against the Panthers.“It gave me a lot of energy,” Dina Hegab said of Limam’s words before singles. “I had a lot of negative energy … I was just mad, and I think it was just helping me a lot.”Their home win broke a two-match losing skid and marked the third time the Orange have come back after dropping the doubles point. Limam has said throughout the season that he believes SU has the talent to win all six singles points, and that statement was nearly proved true on Friday. Syracuse’s only singles loss came when Guzal Yusupova retired while leading by a set.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAs Gabriela Knutson and Miranda Ramirez fell behind on court three and Hegab and Yusupova did the same on court one, there were murmurs from the crowd. Coming into Friday, Pittsburgh had picked up just six points against ACC opponents, and lost its last four by a combined score of 28-0. Something was off with SU to start.Knutson wasn’t hitting the ball with the normal power she’s shown, swinging and missing through routine forehands with her right arm featuring a black sleeve. After one missed first serve into the net, Knutson dropped her sleeved arm and shook it, squinting in pain. As the misses and errors piled up, Knutson’s face scrunched up with a worried look, one not even Ramirez’s smile could make go away.Knutson and Ramirez were the first to fall, 6-2, but on court two, Sofya Golubovskaya and Sonya Treshcheva kept Pitt from clinching the point by earning a break midway through the set. But even as they went on to win 6-3, there were moments of miscommunication, including one point where they both pulled back from a ball between them, then gave each other a look to suggest the other should have played it. Yusupova and Hegab finished soon after with a 6-4 loss, erasing any impact of Golubovskaya and Treshcheva’s win on court two.“We just missed a lot of returns, we didn’t get into the rallies and we started a little bit flat at the beginning,” Limam said of Hegab and Yusupova. “And in doubles, you play one set, and if you’re down 3-0, it gets complicated.”After doubles finished, Knutson took her sleeve off, put on a sweatshirt and packed her bag. She would watch the rest of the dual from the sideline along with Treshcheva. Limam walked over to the pair and told them, “Be as loud as you’ve ever been.” Even as she iced her right forearm, Knutson tried to clap and yelled encouragement at Ramirez on the court closest to her.Pittsburgh’s yells of “Si” continued to echo around Drumlins Country Club. But it started to mix with groans of frustration from the Panthers. Syracuse asserted itself immediately in singles, taking all six first sets.With two of her accounting professors cheering her on from the bleachers, Ramirez moved into first singles seamlessly, filling in for Knutson. She held on serve to win the second set and clinch a straight sets victory, her fifth win in her last six matches, and turned to smile and thank her professors for coming.Golubovskaya similarly transitioned to second singles and cruised past Pittsburgh’s lone ranked singles player, Claudia Bartolome. She remained nonchalant for most of the match, even while winning, but after one error by Bartolome which caused the Pitt player to shout in frustration, Golubovskaya turned to Treshcheva and laughed.“We should have done a much better job shutting them down,” Hegab said. “This is something we can learn from today and have a better start in doubles.”Mesh and Hegab also won in straight sets, neither giving up more than three games in a set, leaving Masha Tritou at fourth singles. The only match that went all three sets, its final frame was shortened into a super tiebreaker as SU had already clinched the win. Neither player was able to grab a mini-break and go on a run, but Tritou edged out her opponent, Camila Moreno, 10-8.Moreno hesitated for a second after losing, standing on the block “S” behind the baseline, contemplating her next move. Then she smashed the ball in her hand into the backdrop. After a day that started with Pittsburgh’s cheers, the final sound reverberating throughout Drumlins was a boom confirming Tritou and Syracuse’s victory. Commentslast_img read more

Syracuse bolsters attacking options to replace Raposo, Ferrin, Soerlie

first_imgThe Daily Orange is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Syracuse University. Consider donating today to support our mission.Syracuse advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament in 2019 after earning an at-large bid, but the team was eliminated in a 2-1 loss to No. 16 St. John’s. The Orange struggled to string together consistent results, evident in their 2-4-2 conference record. Due to the Atlantic Coast Conference’s coronavirus schedule adjustments for 2020, Syracuse will play a shortened schedule with a minimum of six conference games. Here’s a complete breakdown of the Orange’s 2020 roster:Who’s gone The biggest question heading into the season is who will emerge as the Orange’s main offensive threat. Gone is All-ACC first-team forward Ryan Raposo, who was selected 4th overall in the MLS SuperDraft. Gone is attacking midfielder Massimo Ferrin, who played as SU’s second forward. And gone is forward Severin Soerlie, who graduated last year.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textRaposo’s 22 goal contributions (15 goals, seven assists) combined with Ferrin’s 16 (seven goals, nine assists) and Soerlie’s eight (four goals, four assists) mean that Syracuse will be replacing the vast majority of its attacking output this season. The trio scored 63% of the Orange’s goals last season. There will be significant turnover in the backline, too. If Syracuse continues to play its 3-5-2 formation, it will have to replace two of its starting defenders, wingback John-Austin Ricks and center back Nyal Higgins. Toronto FC selected Higgins as 19th overall in the MLS SuperDraft. Rotational defender Matt Orr and midfielder Brian Hawkins have also graduated. Who’s backSophomore forward Luther Archimede should be first in line to replace Raposo, but he’ll have to improve his scoring output and refrain from earning red cards. He only had two more goals (4) than red cards (2) last season. In midfield, the Orange have a lot of continuity outside of Ferrin. Versatile midfielder Hilli Goldhar, who mainly played at left wing in 2019, returns alongside fellow starters Amferny Sinclair — the NCAA’s 2019 leader in yellow cards — Julio Fulcar and Simon Triantafillou. Center back Sondre Norheim returns for his senior season with senior Dylan McDonald and sophomore Noah Singelmann. Starting keeper Christian Miesch, who kept five clean sheets in the regular season, will be in goal for Syracuse in 2020.  Who’s new Along with its annual recruiting class, Syracuse has replenished its squad with seven transfers, three of whom are graduate students.Matt McDonnell, a second team All-Patriot League selection in 2019 with Boston University, headlines the graduate transfers. McDonnell should immediately compete for playing time in a revamped Orange attack, while Max Kent (Macalester College) and Tim Ekpone (Pittsburgh) should bolster Syracuse’s defensive depth. The Orange added other attacking options with transfers Roque Viegas (Monroe College) and Manel Busquets (Duquesne). Viegas recorded 14 goals and 12 assists with Monroe in 2019, while Busquets was an All-Atlantic 10 first-team selection last season. Syracuse added eight freshmen in defenders Kyle Gruno, Stephen Betz, Jackson Glenn, Kenny Clapp, midfielders Tony Shaw, Jack Coleman and forward Deandre Kerr. Midfielder Jeorgio Kocevski, a graduate of Liverpool High School, is also part of the group. What to expectSU head coach Ian McIntyre needs to replace the scoring of Raposo and Ferrin, and he’ll likely rely on Archimede, McDonnell, Viegas and Busquets to share the goal-scoring burden. Any contributions from Kerr, a freshman, would be a bonus.Improvement from set pieces, alongside more goals from midfield, could help alleviate any early growing pains with Archimede, the only forward returning from 2019. Still, with a largely unchanged midfield and defense, Syracuse will likely be a solid, if unspectacular offensively, team in 2020. Subscribe to the D.O. Sports NewsletterWant the latest in Syracuse sports delivered to your inbox? Subscribe to the D.O. Sports newsletter to read our best sports articles, sent to you every Friday morning.* indicates requiredEmail Address * Published on September 1, 2020 at 10:42 pm Contact Alex: [email protected] | @alexhamer8center_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more