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 facility or advances made available to mortgage servicers that purchase loans from correspondents be condition on prohibiting refusals to buy loans or imposing inferior terms and conditions solely due to forbearance status.
CHLA Writes Top Mortgage Regulators Seeking Action and Offering Solutions to Concerns about Small IMB Liquidity
CHLA today wrote a joint letter to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin, HUD Secretary Carson, and FHFA Director Calabria asking for quick action to ensure the liquidity of smaller IMB servciers in the wake of coronavirus and a 2-month foreclosure moratorium – offering solutions to increased advance responsibilities such as Ginnie Mae advances or guarantees of bank loans to IMBs for that purpose.
CHLA Writes FHFA to Seek Suspension of Increased Net Worth and Liquidity Requirements Due to Coronavirus; Also Seeks Small IMB exemption due to their lower financial & systemic risk.
CHLA today wrote the FHFA asking for a suspension of implementation of pending increased net worth and liquidity requirements for GSE servicers, arguing that it would harm access to credit for lenders and borrowers, in the middle of the coronavirus crisis. The CHLA letter also argued that smaller IMBs should be exempt from the requirements, due to their significantly lower financial and systemic risk relative
CHLA Joins Broad Coalition in CFPB Letter Outlining Proposal to Preserve QM Ability to Repay, With Appropriate Flexibility
CHLA joined with a broad coalition including the National Association of Realtors, consumer groups, USMI, and other small lender groups in offering a proposal to retain essential elements of the QM Ability to Repay standard, but with a more flexible Debt to Income (DTI) which includes other underwriting criteria in the form of Compensating Factors
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.
A National Mortgage News article reports on FHFA’s decision to limit the Common Securitization Platform to the GSEs – highlighting CHLA’s statement that this will
A Housing Wire story on the mortgage industry reaction to the confirmation of Rohit Chopra to be CFPB Director highlights CHLA’s letter to Chopra asking