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Congress Eliminates $88M in Funding for Housing Counseling

The budget resolution approved by Congress to keep the federal government running through September includes a package of cuts to federal agency budgets, one of which is HUD's Housing Counseling Program. In lawmakers' efforts to trim agency expenditures, $88 million slated to fund counseling efforts on foreclosure and reverse mortgages has been zeroed out. A HUD spokesperson described the curtailment as ""painful cuts,"" noting that the program provides grant funding to about 2,000 agencies across the country.

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AARP Sues HUD over Reverse Mortgage Foreclosure Actions

AARP, the nation's largest nonprofit membership organization established to support the social wellbeing of individuals over the age of 50, filed a lawsuit this week against HUD on behalf of three surviving spouses of reverse mortgage borrowers who are now facing foreclosure. The lawsuit names HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan as the defendant and alleges that the federal agency has made changes to federal rules that offer protection for surviving spouses to allow its lenders to initiate foreclosure and eviction actions against the plaintiffs.

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FHA Moves to Protect Reverse Mortgage Borrowers from Foreclosure

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) aims to assist senior borrowers with its newly released guidance on reverse mortgages, or the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program. According to the federal agency, some elderly homeowners are struggling with outstanding property taxes and unpaid hazard insurance premiums. Those who neglect to pay these expenses may face foreclosure, even in instances where the homeowner's mortgage is paid in full.

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FHA’s Annual Single-Family Business Down 10% from Last Year

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insured 1.74 million single-family mortgages during fiscal year 2010, which for the agency ended in September. The collective value of the loans endorsed was $318.8 billion. FHA's loan volume for the year was down 10.3 percent from 2009, and came in below the 1.87 million mortgages it had previously projected would be endorsed in the 2010 fiscal year. The agency's serious delinquency rate stood at 8.4 percent at year-end. At the same time in 2009, the rate was 8.3 percent.

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