IRS Reopens Key Program for Mortgage Loans

Wall Street Journal, Jan. 13, 2019–Andrew Ackerman (subscription)
The Trump administration last week revived a program that is key to home lending, after the mortgage industry said its closure during the partial government shutdown could have forced lenders to delay or scrap loan closings.The Mortgage Bankers Association and other industry groups had complained to the Treasury Department that the program’s closure as part of the shutdown could harm consumers seeking to obtain a loan.