"We think that makes the bill worth saving," said Sheila Crowley, the head of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, speaking of Senate legislation to overhaul the GSEs.

Rift Over Affordable Housing Complicates GSE Debate

The fate of low-income and minority families under housing finance reform remains at the heart of negotiations over a Senate bill, highlighting a longstanding split between advocates pushing for affordable rental options and those urging access to homeownership.

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