MRBs and Other Federal Homeownership Programs

Agenda subject to change.

Wednesday Jan 15

Registration and Information
Community Meet-Ups

OPEN TO NCSHA HFA AND ASSOCIATE MEMBERS ONLY

Loan Servicing

Kick off the Institute with a frank discussion on the critical issues affecting HFA servicing operations, including property management, federal regulations and audits, loss mitigation, new business opportunities, and working with master servicers and sub-servicers.

Single-Family Program

Kick off the Institute with a frank discussion on the critical issues impacting HFA affordable homeownership programs, including down payment assistance, developments with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and new business opportunities.

Networking Break
Plenary Session

Homeownership Financing 101: Mortgage Revenue Bonds

How can you optimize your use of Mortgage Revenue Bonds (MRBs) and Mortgage Credit Certificates to help your programs succeed? Industry experts cover the ins and outs of MRBs — the HFAs’ traditional means of financing affordable homeownership lending — including eligibility requirements, bond issuance, and structuring deals.

Thursday Jan 16

Registration and Information
Continental Breakfast
Plenary Session

Straight from the Top: News from Federal Housing Leaders

Senior officials with the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) share their agencies’ visions for 2020 and beyond. Hear about FHFA’s plans for reforming Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the latest on FHA’s efforts to clarify its down payment and other single-family policies.

Networking Break
Plenary Session

The Nuts and Bolts: A Briefing from Federal Housing Partners

Senior program managers from FHA, USDA, Ginnie Mae, and the Veterans Administration take your questions and update you on their agencies’ regulations, guidance, and new policies.

Lunch
Concurrent Sessions

Homeownership Financing 102: TBA and MRBs

Explore 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; pipeline management; and how the securitization model can be combined with MRBs.

Servicing Essentials: A Conversation with Federal Program Partners

Senior staff brief you on new developments with their federal agencies’ servicing policies and respond to your questions related to insurance claims, property management, and loan modifications.

Networking Break
Concurrent Sessions

The Evolving Regulatory Landscape

Senior officials from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau discuss their plans to address the “QM Patch.” Then federal banking officials offer an update on their efforts to amend the Community Reinvestment Act regulations and what that could mean for affordable homeownership. Last but not least, learn what steps you need to take to prepare for the expiration of the London Interbank Offered Rate.

Servicing Essentials: The GSEs and Ginnie Mae

Senior staff from Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Ginnie Mae cover their latest servicing initiatives and what you need to do to keep your programs compliant with their guidelines and quality control criteria, including how to prepare for a Ginnie Mae servicing audit.

Networking Break
Concurrent Sessions

In Depth with Fannie, Freddie, and the FHLBs

Delve into the details of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s latest initiatives to support affordable homeownership and meet their Duty-to-Serve obligations and discuss how to partner with the Federal Home Loan Banks to finance affordable homeownership.

Servicing Essentials: Industry Outlook

Experienced servicing industry staff and outside experts offer their insights into the pressing issues impacting mortgage servicing today and in the future.

MRBs and Section 8 Networking Reception

Friday Jan 17

Continental Breakfast
Registration and Information
Plenary Session

Washington and Market Updates

A leading housing economist outlines current trends impacting the home-buying market, and an expert panel briefs you on legislative and regulatory issues that will impact homeownership programs.

Networking Break
Plenary Session

Special Briefing: Managing Your Program’s Cybersecurity Risk

How can you, as a program manager, ensure your agency is protecting your borrowers’ sensitive data? How should your agency respond if your data is compromised? Legal and cybersecurity experts walk you through your legal obligations, outline strategies for preventing cyberattacks, and share best practices.