Housing Wire reports on House Financial Services Committee passage of H.R. 3141, a bill to end FHA’s life of loan premiums. The article highlights CHLA’s support for the bill and opposition to Life of Loan, which adds $15,000 in fees over the life of a 30-year loan and is hurting FHA finances through refis to conventional loans. Click Here to read full article.
Scotsman Guide June Magazine: Temper Ideals with Reality in Housing Reform – Preserve Key Federal Mortgage Programs
CHLA Board Member Michael Delehanty (Chief Financial Officer of Mountain West Financial) argues for the need for a sound understanding of the critical role that FHA, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac play in our nation’s housing policy – cautioning that indiscriminate efforts to reduce their footprint to encourage “private capital” could fail at that objective, reducing mortgage loan availability in the process.
National Mortgage News Op-Ed: Federal Mortgage Programs Vital to Lenders and Borrowers Should be Preserved
CHLA Board Member Deb Sturges (President and CEO of Hallmark Home Mortgage) comments on the Administration’s housing finance plan, calling attention to a recent CHLA roundtable on FHA, Ginnie Mae, and the GSEs that highlighted the critial role they play in promoting homeownership – and outlining CHLA proposals to keep these program strong and financially sound.
EXCERPT FROM ROB CHRISMAN NEWSLETTER The CHLA has weighed in with a letter to the CFPB, offering “a common sense approach to the issue of LO Compensation flexibility. Commonly an LO makes a loan offer, in conjunction with working with a potential borrower, sometimes for an extended period of time. Then, at the last minute the borrower solicits a competing offer at the last minute, at a lower rate. Unfortunately,
CHLA President Don Calcaterra, Jr. (President of Local Lending Group) highlights his testimony before a December House Financial Services Committee GSE Reform hearing outlining CHLA priorities to protect small lenders – including opposing allowing Wall Street Banks to gain a foothold in the primary market through new GSE charters and the importance of a cash window, G Fee parity, and equitable small lender access.
National Mortgage News Op-Ed: Ginnie Mae Supervision of Smaller Issuers Should Reflect Their Limited Financial Risk
CHLA Executive Director Scott Olson highlights CHLA’s recent “Report on Ginnie Mae,” which makes a strong case that Ginnie Mae should not be tightening its supervision of smaller IMB issuers, since they pose no significant financial or systemic risk to Ginnie Mae, and in light of Ginnie Mae’s consistent track record of strong profitability.
CHLA Joins Other Groups in Letter to FHA to Eliminate Indemnification Penalties for New Loans with Forbearance
CHLA, along with consumer groups and other trade groups, sent a letter to HUD Secretary Ben Carson, asked FHA to eliminate its recently adopted 20%
Housing Wire: FHA enacts temporary policy shift on forbearances; CHLA pushes back on 20% first loss penalty
A Housing Wire article on FHA’s announcement that it would impose a 20% first loss indemnification penalty on validly underwritten loans that go into forbearance