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

Last Friday, MBA President and CEO Bob Broeksmit, CMB, attended a White House meeting chaired by HUD Secretary Ben Carson and attended by other senior administration officials and key industry stakeholders to discuss housing affordability. And on Monday, the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced it is seeking comment on pooling practices for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the Uniform Mortgage-Backed Securities market.

HUD, Justice Department Reach Agreement on False Claims Act Violations

AUSTIN, TEXAS–HUD and the Department of Justice today signed a memorandum of understanding outlining “prudent” guidance for False Claims Act violations, a move that analysts said could help eliminate uncertainty in FHA lending and provide incentives for private market lending in government lending programs.

Broeksmit: For Mortgage Industry, a Year of Results, Challenges

AUSTIN, TEXAS–Mortgage Bankers Association President & CEO Robert Broeksmit, CMB, delivered opening remarks to attendees here at the MBA Annual Convention & Expo that focused on a number of MBA accomplishments over the past year, as well as a list of challenges still facing the real estate finance industry.

MBA Elects 2020 Board of Directors

AUSTIN, TEXAS–The Mortgage Bankers Association swore in its Board of Directors for the 2020 membership year here at the association’s 2019 Annual Convention & Expo.