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FHA Announces 2020 SF Mortgage Limits

Today, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) published Mortgagee Letter 2019-19, 2020 Nationwide Forward Mortgage Limits, which provides the maximum mortgage limits for FHA-insured Title II...

HUD Continues Support for Fifteen States and Four U.S. Territories Recovering From Major Disasters

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today allocated over $2.3 billion to support the long-term disaster recovery process in hard-hit areas in fifteen states, the...

With Housing Credit Expansion, Congress Could Address the Affordability Crisis

HFA leaders Tia Boatman Patterson and Ralph M. Perrey issue call to action to Congress. — The lack of housing availability is upending the lives of working Americans from Los Angeles to Memphis,...

HUD Issues Request for Information on Eliminating Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today published a Request for Information (RFI) seeking public comment on Federal, State, local, and Tribal laws,...

FHFA Announces Maximum Conforming Loan Limits for 2020

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Baseline Limit Will Increase to $510,400 Washington, D.C. – The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced the maximum conforming loan limits for mortgages...

HUD Awards more than $130 Million to Provide Affordable Housing to People with Disabilities.

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $131.3 million to 325 local public housing authorities across the country to provide affordable housing to...

FHFA Will Re-propose Enterprise Capital Rule in 2020

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced plans to re-propose the entire regulation on capital requirements (Capital Rule) for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the...

Treasury and IRS Announce Proposed New Tax Form to Collect Opportunity Zone Fund Data

Washington – The United States Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today released a proposed Form 8996 for Qualified Opportunity Funds (QOFs) for the 2019 tax year....

HUD Awards $1.5 Million to Public Housing Authorities to Assist Young People Aging Out of Foster Care

WASHINGTON - U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today awarded $1.5 million to nearly a dozen housing authorities to assist young people aging out of foster care and who are...

HUD and Justice Department Sign Interagency Memorandum on the Application of False Claims Act

WASHINGTON - U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson and U.S. Attorney General William Barr today issued a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two agencies that sets...

FHFA Releases New Strategic Plan and Scorecard for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

​​​Washington, D.C. – The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today released a new Strategic Plan for the Conservatorships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and a new 2020 Scorecard for Fannie...

Housing Finance Agencies strengthened by strong demand

Through Oct. 24, single-family issuance totaled $11.55 billion, up from $10.9 billion in calendar 2018, while multifamily issuances came to $6.36 billion, below the 2018 total of $6.8 billion, the...