House Passes FHA Reform Act to 'Rebuild the American Dream of Homeownership'

The House of Representatives today passed House Resolution (HR) 5074, the FHA Reform Act, which establishes a handful of new Federal Housing Administration (FHA) regulations and authorities. The FHA insures approved lenders against default-related losses on qualifying mortgages. In addition to strengthening the FHA's capital base by raising mortgage insurance premiums, the bill aims to crack down on FHA-approved lenders. For example, the bill grants FHA the authority to terminate a lender's approval on a national basis due to the performance of regional branches.

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