FHFA heeds NAFCU concerns in final AHP rule

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) in its final rule decided to not adopt an outcome-based framework for the Federal Home Loan Banks’ (FHLBs) affordable housing program (AHP), heeding a number of NAFCU concerns. NAFCU, commenting on the agency’s proposed AHP changes, was concerned such a framework would limit the program’s flexibility and prevent FHLBs from meeting the needs of their communities.The FHFA issued the final rule to amend the AHP Tuesday.In addition, the final rule retains the current retention agreements requirement for owner-occupied, AHP-assisted units and allows the FHLBs to decide on a case-by-case basis whether to use a retention agreement, but eliminates it for instances where a household uses the AHP subsidy solely for rehabilitation. NAFCU had asked the FHFA to not eliminate the requirement and to provide the FHLBs more discretion to use it.last_img

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