NCSHA's October 20-23 Annual Conference and Showplace will feature open sessions on single-family financing techniques, foreclosure prevention activities, new federal rules and regulations, first-time homebuyer programs, loan servicing, and other best work of HFAs in a special “Dream Builder” session. The conference will also include HFA-only single-family program and servicing roundtables October 20 and 21.
Early registration rates are still available. While at the conference, be sure to check out these informative homeownership-focused sessions:
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Dream Builder Session: Homeownership
Learn about the best new homeownership programs from state HFAs.
Exploring New Single-Family Finance Frontiers
Examine HFA single-family mortgage program financing models, including issuing mortgage-backed securities, taking advantage of the To-Be-Announced (TBA) market, deploying Fannie Mae’s HFA Preferred products, and working with Federal Home Loan Banks. Hear about new wrinkles on traditional tax-exempt bond executions.
1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
The Changing World of Mortgage Finance
Learn more about HFA single-family financing programs. Find out about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s ability-to-repay regulations, qualified mortgage definition, loan compensation rules, and high-cost mortgage policy. Explore new Basel III bank capital standards.
3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Exploring Foreclosure Prevention Strategies
While the housing market may be recovering, many homeowners are still faced with the daunting threat of foreclosure. Discuss how HFAs and their partners are working to keep families in their homes through the Hardest Hit Fund, special loan servicing, and neighborhood stabilization and other programs.
4:30 pm. - 5:30 p.m.
New Rules for Loan Servicing
Examine the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposed rule on mortgage servicing and changes in loan servicing resulting from the national mortgage settlement, lessons learned from the recent financial and housing crisis, and new state laws. Learn about Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems (MERS) and how to prepare for MERS audits.
9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Innovations in Rural Housing
Helping homeowners in rural areas presents unique logistical and financial challenges. Discuss successful innovations in housing counseling, loan origination, and home rehabilitation. Hear about new technologies HFAs are using to deliver home buyer education and other financial information to potential borrowers across their states.
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Empowering First-Time Homebuyers
Learn how HFAs are increasing production by empowering first-time homebuyers with homebuyer education, prepurchase counseling, down payment assistance (DPA), low interest rate loans, and Mortgage Credit Certificates. Explore DPA resources, including HOME funds. Discuss federal rules on combining DPA with FHA-insured loans.