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NCSHA Joins Affordable Housing Advocates in Letter to FHA and FHFA on Forbearance

Published on June 26, 2020
NCSHA Joins Affordable Housing Advocates in Letter to FHA and FHFA on Forbearance

On June 24, 2020, NCSHA joined a broad coalition of 36 affordable housing advocates, associations, and industry stakeholders on this letter addressed to HUD Secretary Carson and FHFA Director Calabria, and additionally sent to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin, National Economic Council Director Lawrence Kudlow, and the leadership of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee and the House Financial Services Committee. The letter urged that FHA rescind and revise its 20 percent indemnification requirement for validly underwritten loans that go into forbearance post-closing but before the loans are insured. The letter also asked that FHFA rescind and revise the loan level price adjustments (of 500 or 700 basis points) for early payment forbearance loans it previously announced for loans sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as they are contributing to marketwide credit overlays.