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DOJ Sues Quicken Loans for Alleged Improper Underwriting Practices

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Less than a week after Quicken Loans sued the Department of Justice and HUD, accusing them of coercing the Detroit-based lender into making false statements, the DOJ filed a lawsuit against Quicken accusing the lender of improperly originating and underwriting FHA-insured mortgages, according to an announcement from the DOJ on Thursday afternoon.

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Quicken Loans Files Lawsuit Against Federal Agencies

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The Detroit-based lender claims the government has enjoyed “extraordinary profitability for FHA's insurance program” through its efforts, saying the company’s participation in FHA's program will proved the government more than $5.7 billion in net profits “from the insurance premiums collected above and beyond claims made from over $40 billion in FHA home loan volume closed by Quicken Loans during the 2007 to 2013 timeframe.”

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Administration Names HUD Senior Adviser as New Leader of FHA

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Edward Golding, a senior adviser at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, has been named by the White House as new leader of the Federal Housing Administration, according to HUD. Sources at HUD told DS News on Thursday that Biniam Gebre will be stepping down from his role as acting commissioner of FHA and that Golding will be taking over the duties of that office. HUD confirmed that Golding's new title will be principal deputy assistant secretary and that he will assume that post on April 7.

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Mortgage Insurer Compares FHA With Private Market at Congressional Hearing

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If a loan defaults, FHA covers virtually 100 percent of loss, while MI covers first losses down to a stated coverage percentage. FHA’s policy may provide less incentive to ensure that loans are underwritten and serviced in a sensible and sustainable way, while MI’s policy may create a stronger incentive to better underwriting and good servicing, according to Gupta.

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FHA Commissioner Reaffirms Commitment to Middle Class, Administration’s Role

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Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Acting Commissioner Biniam Gebre reaffirmed his organization's commitment to America's middle class as well as the role of the Administration and defended the FHA's recent lowering of the mortgage insurance premiums in statement released Thursday. Gebre's statement provides a preview of his upcoming appearance at the Five Star Government Forum on March 18 in Washington, D.C., where he will sit down for a one-on-one interview with Five Star Institute President and CEO Ed Delgado to discuss FHA's recent housing policy changes and the future of the organization.

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Castro Responds to Questions About Effects of Defaults

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While most Republican lawmakers grilled HUD Secretary Julián Castro on the recent lowering of the FHA mortgage insurance premiums and FHA's MMI Fund Wednesday during his testimony to the House Financial Services Committee, Representative Mia Love (R-Utah) opted to cover a different subject: defaults and their potentially negative effect on their respective neighborhoods.

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