Advocacy and Policy Initiatives


CHLA Comment Letter to USDA Rural Housing Service re: RHS Interest Rate Ceiling

  October 12, 2018   Request for Information Establishment of Maximum Interest Rate Rural Housing Service   Kate Jensen Finance and Loan Analyst Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program USDA Rural Development 1400 Independence Avenue STOP 0784, Room 2250 Washington DC  20250-1522 Dear Ms. Jensen: The Community Home Lenders Association (CHLA) is pleased to submit these comments in response to the August 17 Request for

Press Release – CHLA Member IMBs Write IRS 10/01/2018

  IMBs Should Be Fully Eligible for  Small Business Passthrough Tax Deduction Disallowing Deduction for IMBs based on Technicality is “Absurd”  and “inconsistent with statutory language and Congressional intent”   Contact: Scott Olson                                                For Immediate Release            571-527-2601   

CHLA letter to FHFA re: Capital Requirements for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac – 9/5/18

September 5, 2018   Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Federal Housing Finance Agency Enterprise Capital Requirements RIN 2590-AA95 The Community Home Lenders Association (CHLA) is pleased to submit these comments regarding the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) proposed rule to establish Capital Requirements for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  CHLA does so in its capacity as the only national association exclusively representing independent mortgage bankers (IMBs),

CHLA letter to Sec. Mnuchin and Comm. Kautter re: Tax Pass-through – 9/4/18

September 4, 2018   Hon. Steven Mnuchin                                      Hon. David J. Kautter Secretary, Department of the Treasury         Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW                      1111 Constitution Avenue NW Washington, DC 20220                                   Washington, DC  20224 RE:  Internal Revenue Service Proposed Amendments to the Income Tax Regulations (26 CFR part 1) under Section 199A – Qualified Income Business Deduction [REG-107892-18]   Dear Secretary Mnuchin and Acting