MRBs and Other Federal Homeownership Programs

Agenda subject to change.

Wednesday Jan 16

Registration & Information
Plenary Session

Homeownership Financing 101: Mortgage Revenue Bonds
Learn the basics or receive a refresher on Mortgage Revenue Bonds (MRBs) and Mortgage Credit Certificates (MCCs). Examine eligibility requirements, other program rules, the issuance process, and bond structuring fundamentals. Consider how MRBs and MCCs can help your homeownership programs thrive in today’s market.

Plenary Session

Homeownership Financing 102: TBA and MBS
Find out how to use securitization to finance affordable homeownership loans, including the to-be-announced market; the roles of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Ginnie Mae; hedging; and pipeline management. Discover how the securitization model can be combined with MRBs.

Thursday Jan 17

Registration & Information
Continental Breakfast
Plenary Session

Briefing from Federal Housing Leaders
Top officials from the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Ginnie Mae share their agencies’ plans and goals for the coming year and discuss opportunities for HFAs. Topics include FHA down payment assistance policy, rural housing loan program changes, and the latest developments at Ginnie Mae.

Plenary Session

News from FHA, USDA, Ginnie Mae, and VA
Our discussion with key federal partners continues as senior program staff from FHA, Ginnie Mae, USDA, and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs provide more detail on their agencies’ regulations, guidance, and new policies. Get your questions answered by officials well-versed in the nitty-gritty of their programs.

Concurrent Sessions

Deep-Dive with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac discuss their latest affordable single-family activities. Explore how Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s preferred HFA products, Duty-to-Serve initiatives, and other new activities present partnership opportunities for HFAs. Evaluate what HFAs need to do to prepare for implementation of the common securitization platform and common security.

Servicing Essentials: Servicing Federally Insured Program Loans
Engage top servicing policymakers from FHA, USDA, and VA about their agencies’ loan servicing policies. Get answers to your questions about insurance claims, complying with program guidelines, loan modification, and property management/disposition.

Concurrent Sessions

Regulatory Hot Topics
Officials from the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (BCFP) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) discuss their ongoing review of the bureau’s mortgage rules and SEC’s latest bond disclosure requirements, respectively. Consider how possible changes to Community Reinvestment Act regulations could impact MRBs and affordable lending programs.

Servicing Essentials: The Guarantors
The loan servicing staff from Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Ginnie Mae brief you on their newest servicing policies and guidelines to help you effectively manage servicing compliance responsibilities.

Concurrent Sessions

Homeownership Financing 201: Current Market Trends and New Innovations
Industry leaders and experts discuss the latest trends in housing bonds and mortgage-backed securities. Learn about new innovations for financing affordable homeownership programs, including how HFAs are using variable rate debt; investor concerns; and the effects of homeownership program design on financing techniques.

Servicing Essentials: What’s Next for Loan Servicing?
HFA servicing staff and industry experts examine recent and future developments in loan servicing and what they could mean for HFAs and their affordable homeownership programs. Hear from the Urban Institute about the findings and activities of its Mortgage Servicing Collaborative initiative.

MRBs and Section 8 Happy Hour

Friday Jan 18

Continental Breakfast
Registration & Information
Plenary Session

Making Sense of Certain Change
The new year brings with it a new Congress, new leadership at the Federal Housing Finance Agency, and an Administration gearing up for re-election. Representatives from leading trade and advocacy organizations break down what all this could mean for federal housing finance policy and state affordable homeownership lending programs. A top housing economist provides insight into the latest economic, demographic, and policy developments driving the housing market.

Community Meet-Ups

Open to NCSHA HFA and Associate members only

  • Loan Servicing
    HFA staff engage in an open and candid dialogue about the issues most impacting servicing operations, including property management, federal regulations and audits, loss mitigation, and working with master servicers and sub-servicers.
  • Single-Family Program
    HFA staff engage in an open and candid dialogue about the issues most impacting affordable homeownership programs, including down payment assistance, compliance challenges, business development, and new production financing.

Agenda subject to change.

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