The Federal Housing Administration yesterday announced a temporary policy for lenders to obtain FHA insurance endorsements on mortgages where the borrower has requested or obtained a COVID-19 forbearance.
The Federal Housing Administration yesterday announced relief for FHA mortgage borrowers unable to make payments because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development is seeking feedback on a proposed set of changes aimed at improving its foreclosure sale policies.
In recent years, nonbanks have made major inroads into sectors like the single-family mortgage market, where they now originate more than half of loans.
The Federal Housing Administration’s Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund reached a capital ratio of 4.84%, up from 2.76 in 2018 and well above the minimum statutory requirement of 2%, according to the FHA’s 2019 annual report to Congress.
In a significant move that could encourage more banks to engage in Federal Housing Administration lending, the Department of Justice and the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today that they have signed a memorandum of understanding on how they will address potential violations under the False Claims Act.
In a joint comment letter to the Department of Housing and Urban Development last week, the American Bankers Association and three other financial and housing trade associations offered feedback on a recent proposal by the Federal Housing Administration to revise the annual certification statements for lenders.
The Treasury Department today issued a much-anticipated blueprint for housing finance reform that includes providing explicit and paid-for federal government support for the secondary market, ending the more-than-decade-long conservatorships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and promoting greater private-sector competition in housing finance.
The Federal Housing Administration announced today that it will make its “disaster standalone partial claim” a standard mortgage relief option for all victims of natural disasters in presidentially declared major disaster areas.