FHA Fund Doesn't Need Treasury Draw After All; Groups Call For Fee Reduction

SOURCE: Mortgage News Feed

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund will have a positive capital reserve balance at the end of Fiscal 2014 estimated at $7.8 billion and will not require a draw from the U.S. Treasury. This news was contained in an overview of the FY 2015 budget for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released today by HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. The announced improvement of the fund immediately triggered a call from a lending industry group for FHA to reduce the premiums it currently charges homebuyers.

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