The Community Home Lenders Association wrote FHFA and the Treasury Department to express strong support for the proposal in the Administration’s housing finance reform plan to make small lender GSE parity permanent, as part of a revision of the Preferred Stock Purchase Agreements (PSPA).
In a novel approach to creating a Utility Model for the GSEs, CHLA suggested in a letter to the CFPB that the QM rule to be used to give FHFA authority to regulate mortgage loan standards for Fannie and Freddie when they exit conservatorship. The letter also stressed the critical importance of not letting the QM Patch expire without a more flexible replacement.
CHLA today released its updated GSE reform plan, following the administrative approach to GSE reform CHLA has been advocating for 5 years. Citing the substantial reforms accomplished to date, CHLA called on FHFA and Treasury to finish the task by ending the GSE Profit Sweep, finalizing a capital rule, and carrying out a Capital Restoration Plan, that results in an end to the GSEs’ conservatorship.
CHLA submitted a comment letter to Ginnie Mae, arguing that Ginnie Mae should not stress test smaller IMB issuers, as stress testing would not accurately measure smaller issuer risk, would undermine consumer access to credit, and would increase issuer concentration. The letter drew heavily from CHLA’s January “Report on Ginnie Mae.”
In a formal comment letter to Ginnie Mae, CHLA makes the case that FHA Life of Loan premiums drives borrowers to refinance out of FHA loans – a major contributing factor to an acceleration in Ginnie Mae prepayment speeds, which are harmful to the program.
CHLA released its set of FHA policy proposals – which include ending the overcharging of borrowers by ending FHA’s Life of Loan premium policy, reducing disproportionate penalties for missing servicer deadlines, finalizing pending condo flexibility proposals, modernizing FHA’s IT and underwriting standards, and reducing annual premiums as its Net Worth increases.
CHLA Asks Federal Mortgage Officials to Facilitate Refis to Borrowers with Forbearance that Regain their Jobs
CHLA today sent a letter to top federal mortgage officials, asking them to be flexible in allowing refinancing loans to borrowers that regain their jobs
CHLA Urges Fannie and Freddie to Purchase Loans with Post-closing forbearance – to stabilize Correspondent Lending
CHLA sent a letter to FHFA, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac asking the GSEs to purchase properly underwritten loans (and not demand repurchase on loans)
CHLA Asks Top Federal Officials for Small IMB Lender Protections to Sell Loans in Wake of Forbearance
CHLA today sent a joint letter to Federal Reserve Chairman Powell, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin, HUD Secretary Carson, and FHFA Director Calabria, asking that any credit