FHA Policies and Programs
The FHA program serves a critical role in helping first-time and low- to moderate-income borrowers achieve homeownership throughout the country.
Overview: In the years following the financial crisis, the FHA program played a countercyclical role to help preserve the flow of mortgage credit. During that time, however, a number of lending institutions pulled back from the program due to concerns ranging from aggressive False Claim Act enforcement to complex servicing requirements to outdated technology and operating systems. MBA supports sensible reforms that would allow HUD to conduct proper risk management while ensuring that lenders benefit from clear, well-defined expectations.
Recent MBA Activity Related to FHA Policies and Programs
- Joint Trades Letter: Coalition to FHA on Annual Certification (September 12, 2019)
- Joint Trades Letter: Coalition to FHA on Revisions to the Loan-Level Certifications and Defect Taxonomy (June 28, 3019)
- Joint Trades Letter: Request for Clarity on FHA Downpayment Assistance Requirements (June 24, 2019)
- Letter: MBA to House Outlining MBA's Priorities for FY20 HUD Appropriations Bill (June 19, 2019)
- Joint Trades Letter: Coalition to FHA on Revisions to the FHA Annual Lender Certification (June 7, 2019)
- Letter: MBA to Congress on FY 2019 T-HUD Appropriations (January 10, 2019)
- Comment Letter: MBA to HUD on Fair Housing Act's Disparate Impact Standard (August 20, 2018)
- Joint Trades Letter: Coalition to HUD on Fair Housing Act's Disparate Impact Standard (August 20, 2018)
- Letter: MBA to FHA Requesting Additional Clarity related to FHA Policy Handbook (July 19, 2018)
- Letter: MBA to Congress on Support for Fixing Housing Access Act of 2018 (June 19, 2018)