H.R.5981 - To increase the flexibility of the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development with respect to the amount of premiums charged for FHA single family housing mortgage insurance, and for other purposes.

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  • Official: To increase the flexibility of the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development with respect to the amount of premiums charged for FHA single family housing mortgage insurance, and for other purposes. as introduced.

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07/30/10
 
07/30/10
 
08/04/10
 
08/11/10
 

Official Summary

Amends the National Housing Act with respect to requirements for the insurance of mortgages secured by a one- to four-family dwelling which are obligations of the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund. (Sec. 1) Authorizes the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to establish and collec

Official Summary

Amends the National Housing Act with respect to requirements for the insurance of mortgages secured by a one- to four-family dwelling which are obligations of the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund.

(Sec. 1)

Authorizes the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to establish and collect annual premium payments of up to 1.5% of the remaining insured principal balance on such a dwelling. (Currently the Secretary is required to establish and collect annual premium payments of up to .5% of the remaining insured principal balance.) Authorizes an annual premium of up to 1.55% of the remaining insured principal balance of any 30-year mortgage on such a dwelling involving an original principal obligation greater than 95% percent of such value. (Currently, an annual premium of up to 0.55% of the remaining insured principal balance on such a mortgage is required.) Authorizes the Secretary to adjust the amount of any initial or annual premium through notice published in the Federal Register or mortgagee letter, which shall establish the effective date of any such adjustment.

(Sec. 2)

Directs the Assistant Secretary of HUD who is the Federal Housing Commissioner to appear before specified congressional committees within 270 days after the enactment of this Act to discuss the finances, including premiums, of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA).

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