Stevens’ Statement on FHA MIP Reduction for Multifamily Mortgages

WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 29, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julian Castro today announced that Mortgage Insurance Premiums (MIPs) will be reduced for FHA loans on multifamily affordable and energy efficient properties. David H. Stevens, CMB, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) offered the following statement:

“HUD’s decision today is a positive step toward helping support the need for affordable and more cost efficient rental housing. Specifically, the reduction in Mortgage Insurance Premiums for FHA loans on multifamily affordable and energy efficient properties may help build more apartments and allow for more families and individuals to access affordable and energy efficient housing. This is one significant element to expand the availability of affordable and workforce rental housing in America and we will continue to advocate for other measures toward these critically important objectives.”

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The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) is the national association representing the real estate finance industry, an industry that employs more than 280,000 people in virtually every community in the country. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the association works to ensure the continued strength of the nation’s residential and commercial real estate markets; to expand homeownership and extend access to affordable housing to all Americans. MBA promotes fair and ethical lending practices and fosters professional excellence among real estate finance employees through a wide range of educational programs and a variety of publications. Its membership of over 2,400 companies includes all elements of real estate finance: mortgage companies, mortgage brokers, commercial banks, thrifts, Wall Street conduits, life insurance companies and others in the mortgage lending field.

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Phone: (202) 557-2700

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