HUD

HUD Grants Fund Housing Counseling and Foreclosure Avoidance Services

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that more than $12.5 million in grant funds will directly support quality housing counseling services. The grants, which were awarded earlier this week, will go to 219 local housing counseling agencies and national and regional organizations as well as state housing finance agencies (SHFAs) who … The post HUD Grants …

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Industry Leaders Address Racism, Refi Fee, and Lending Technology

Representatives from organizations including FHFA, FHA, GSEs, and HUD all spoke during a virtual event this week by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). See remarks from FHFA’s Mark Calabria, here.   The facilitator of  a virtual event Tuesday said, during a GSE panel, that “collective action is going to be what moves us forward.” That was … The post Industry Leaders …

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HUD Awards $4 Million for Disabled Veterans’ Housing

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced $3.9 million in funding through the Veterans Housing Rehabilitation and Modification Pilot Program (VHRMP), a program designed to create more-accessible homes for disabled veterans. The VHRMP was formed in order to “explore the potential benefits of awarding … The post HUD Awards …

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Waters Requests Review of Disparate Impact Rule

Following HUD’s announcement of the Department’s final rule on the disparate impact standard under the Fair Housing Act, House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-California) has called on President Trump and HUD Secretary Dr. Benjamin Carson to reconsider. Suggesting that the new rule could make it more difficult to prove cases of housing discrimination, … The post Waters Requests …

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How to Get on the FHA Appraiser Roster

In order to do appraisals for FHA loans (including reverse mortgages and REO properties), you must be listed on the FHA appraiser roster. Below, we’ve provided answers to several common questions regarding how to get on the FHA roster. Whether you’re a new applicant or a former FHA roster appraiser, we hope you find the following information helpful. What are …

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HUD Grants State, Local Officials Receive More Fund-Spending Flexibility

A new announcement by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Dr. Benjamin Carson revealed an array of new flexibilities states and local government can use their Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) funds, as well as other federal funds, to pay for. This specific grant, which was appropriated by the CARES Act, was … The post HUD Grants …

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State, Local Officials Receive More Fund-Spending Flexibility

A new announcement by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson revealed an array of new flexibilities states and local government can use their Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) funds, as well as other federal funds, to pay for. This specific grant, which was appropriated by the CARES Act, was specifically … The post State, Local …

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