HUD

FHA urges servicers to go easy on federal workers during shutdown

01/09/19

The agency wants mortgage servicers to extend special forbearance plans to those affected by the partial government shutdown and evaluate borrowers for loss-mitigation options.

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Challenges mount for mortgage lenders as shutdown persists

01/04/19

Borrowers and financial institutions may be feeling the strain from reduced operations at the FHA and IRS, which has suspended the release of certain income documentation during the budget impasse.

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FHA commissioner to serve as HUD's acting No. 2

12/17/18

The current deputy secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Pam Patenaude, will step down in January.

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Waters likely to raise affordable housing’s profile in GSE debate

12/03/18

The Democrat, who will likely head the Financial Services Committee, has signaled she'll make expanded housing opportunities for lower-income consumers a top priority.

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Fannie, Freddie could fix what ails VA, FHA lending

11/16/18

The Trump administration should consider putting much of the subsidized mortgage lending done by the federal government under the government-sponsored enterprises to improve efficiency and transparency.

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FHA finances recover despite further reverse mortgage losses

11/15/18

The mortgage insurer’s annual actuarial report showed strength in the agency’s capital reserves even though losses in the “home equity conversion mortgage” program are still a problem.

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Reverse mortgage program remains threat to FHA’s financial health

11/02/18

As the Federal Housing Administration prepares to release its annual actuarial report sometime this month, the industry is questioning how the reverse mortgage program fits into the agency's future.

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FHA eases document requirements for reverse mortgage insurance claims

10/22/18

The Federal Housing Administration is making it easier for reverse mortgage servicers to submit insurance claims by expanding the types of supporting documentation it will accept on defaulted loans.

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Tough times for Wells' Sloan; Mega mortgages to the stars

09/21/18

Wells Fargo CEO tackles cost-cutting, job cuts and rumors he’ll be replaced; banks put up millions to keep uber-rich as depositors.

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Fight over unpopular fair-lending standard rages long after court case

08/29/18

The Supreme Court upheld using “disparate impact” over three years ago. But with HUD weighing a policy change, banks and advocacy groups are still at odds over the court decision.

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