FHA

Supreme Court ruling eliminates autodialer use for FHA, VA collections

07/06/20

The court struck down a 2015 update to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, which permitted robocalls to cell phones for government-related debt collection.

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Federal housing agencies extend foreclosure moratorium to Aug. 31

06/17/20

The FHFA and FHA both announced for the second time that they were delaying the freeze to protect borrowers and renters during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Why lenders are wary of FHA's terms for buying loans with forbearance

06/10/20

The Federal Housing Administration's move to insure loans with forbearance could help support homeownership opportunities constrained by the coronavirus if one change was made to it, trade groups said.

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Why the pandemic isn’t scaring away first-time homebuyers

06/08/20

One segment of the market, at least, has proved more resilient than many feared early on in the crisis.

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FHA to insure new single-family loans subject to forbearance plans

06/04/20

The policy comes more than a month after a different agency issued similar guidance for loans backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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Delinquencies and foreclosures won't be as bad as feared, data suggests

05/26/20

Forecasts about the pandemic's impact on the mortgage market have grown less dire after forbearance requests by homeowners nearly leveled off in the first half of May.

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FHFA extends eviction and foreclosure moratorium to June 30

05/14/20

The agency's announcement came one day after the agency said it would provide borrowers struggling to stay current with an additional payment deferral option.

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Nominee to oversee pandemic rescue funds grilled over Trump ties

05/05/20

As special IG for the Treasury’s allocation of $500 billion in aid, Brian Miller could look into funding for Fed credit facilities. But Democrats on the Senate Banking Committee questioned his independence.

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'We got out early and quickly': FHA chief details coronavirus response

04/23/20

The Federal Housing Administration has provided struggling homeowners with payment flexibility and explored other measures. At the same time, the agency is mindful of protecting itself against downside risks.

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Can government do anything to stop mortgage market contraction?

04/21/20

Efforts to calm lenders’ fears about coronavirus-related forbearance may not offset tightening standards, and the FHA is less likely to boost volume than it was during the financial crisis.

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