FHA Raises 2020 Forward, Reverse Loan Limits

The Federal Housing Administration published Mortgagee Letter 2019-19 and Mortgagee Letter 2019-20, which raises the maximum mortgage limits for FHA-insured Title II forward mortgages and Home Equity Conversion Mortgages.

FHA Actuarial Report Shows MMI Fund Capital Ratio at 12-Year High

FHA released its 2019 Annual Report to Congress this morning, showing the FHA Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund–which fell to dangerously low levels earlier in the decade–rose to its highest level since fiscal year 2007.

MBA Advocacy Update

This past Monday, President Trump announced that he intends to nominate Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Commissioner Brian Montgomery to be the next Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Also, President Trump signed two Executive Orders on regulatory guidance issued by federal agencies. And the Treasury Department issued proposed rules to help ease the transition from the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) to other reference rates.