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NAHB Urges HUD Secretary to Act on FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium Cuts

Filed in Housing Finance by on March 10, 2017 2 Comments
NAHB Urges HUD Secretary to Act on FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium Cuts

NAHB sent a letter to HUD Secretary Ben Carson on March 9 urging the secretary to reinstate previously announced premium reductions on FHA-insured mortgages that were due to go into effect on Jan. 27, 2017 but suspended by the Trump administration.

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Senate Confirms Dr. Ben Carson as HUD Secretary

Filed in Capitol Hill by on March 2, 2017 0 Comments

The Senate today voted to confirm Dr. Ben Carson to lead the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. NAHB has been a strong proponent of Dr. Carson, and immediately following the vote NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald issued the following statement: “NAHB congratulates Dr. Ben Carson on becoming the nation’s 17th HUD secretary. Dr. Carson […]

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NAHB Urges Swift Confirmation of Carson as HUD Secretary

Filed in Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations, Homeownership by on January 13, 2017 0 Comments

At his Senate confirmation hearing Jan. 12 to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Dr. Ben Carson laid out his vision for housing. NAHB was among the first groups to come out in support of Carson when he was nominated for the post by President-elect Trump last month. 2016 NAHB […]

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NAHB Opposes HUD’s New Flood Standard

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental, Multifamily by on January 4, 2017 0 Comments

NAHB filed comments in opposition to HUD’s proposal to implement the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard, citing the threatened access to FHA mortgage insurance programs for single-family home buyers and multifamily builders.

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Comment Letters Needed for HUD’s Floodplain Management Proposal

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental, Housing Finance by on December 15, 2016 0 Comments

NAHB is urging members and HBAs to voice your concerns with a new HUD floodplains management proposal that fundamentally threatens access to FHA mortgage insurance programs for single-family home buyers and multifamily builders.

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NAHB Congratulates Ben Carson on HUD Nomination

Filed in Capitol Hill by on December 5, 2016 0 Comments
NAHB Congratulates Ben Carson on HUD Nomination

Chair Ed Brady looks forward to working with Dr. Carson to promote pro-housing policies.

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HUD Publishes Final Rule on Small Area Fair Market Rents

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Multifamily by on November 16, 2016 2 Comments

HUD today published a final rule to use Small Area Fair Market Rents (Small Area FMRs) in place of the current 50th percentile rent for certain metropolitan areas. Small Area FMRs are based on U.S. Postal Service ZIP codes rather than an entire metropolitan area.

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HUD Proposes Expanded Floodplain Rules for FHA-Financed Loans

HUD Proposes Expanded Floodplain Rules for FHA-Financed Loans

HUD has proposed new floodplain development rules that threaten access to FHA financing for single- and multifamily builders and rely on floodplain maps that haven’t been drawn yet.

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HUD Publishes Final ‘Previous Participation’ Rule

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Housing Finance, Multifamily by on October 14, 2016 0 Comments

HUD today published its final rule, “Retrospective Review– Improving the Previous Participation Reviews of Prospective Multifamily Housing and Healthcare Programs Participants.” HUD requires applicants who wish to participate in the multifamily and healthcare programs administered by its Office of Housing to be subject to a review of their previous participation in HUD and certain other multifamily programs.

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HUD Solicits Comments on Energy Benchmarking

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Multifamily by on October 4, 2016 0 Comments
HUD Solicits Comments on Energy Benchmarking

HUD released a notice today soliciting comments on its plans to require energy benchmarking and reporting for HUD-assisted and HUD-insured multifamily properties.

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