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FHFA Request for Information: The Future of the Federal Home Loan Banks

The Community Home Lenders of America (CHLA) writes to submit comments and recommendations in response to FHFA’s Request for Information regarding the future of the Federal Home Loan Bank system.  These comments are offered during a period of changing mortgage origination and refinance marketplace over the last ten years. As large banks have moved sharply away from mortgages, independent mortgage bankers (IMBs) and community banks

CHLA Requests $6.6 Million in FHA IT Funding in FY 2023 THUD Appropriations

Today the Community Home Lenders of America (CHLA) wrote a letter requesting $6.6 million in funding for the FHA Catalyst Information Technology (IT) initiative in the FY 2023 THUD appropriations conference report.  The House THUD appropriations bill earmarked $6,598,000 in new budget authority for FHA modernization in the Committee report. This would allow FHA to move ahead expeditiously with its Catalyst IT modernization project. Unfortunately,