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The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released Mortgagee Letter 19-06 clarifying documentation requirements for government entities that provide down payment assistance to Federal Housing Administration (FHA) borrowers.
NAR commented on signed EPA and Dept. of the Army proposed rule revising the definition of "waters of the United States" (WOTUS).
NAR’s 2019 Commercial Liaison, Bob Turner from Memphis, TN, represented NAR at a White House event on the Qualified Opportunity Zone (“QOZ”) program.
NAR staff attended the swearing in ceremony of Dr. Mark Calabria to be the next Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).
The White House has moved to curb the power of federal regulators by directing them to submit nonbinding guidance documents to the budget office for review, a step that could improve transparency and accountability for any rule with a potentially large impact on the economy.
The 2019 edition of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) comprehensive annual report on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions shows a long-term trend in falling greenhouse gas emissions.
In the wake of the recent litigation uncertainty posing threats to the Department of Labor’s Association Health Plan (AHPs) rule, Sens. Enzi (R-WY), Alexander (R-TN), and others, introduced the “Association Health Plans Act of 2019.”
NAR recently spearheaded an industry coalition letter to urge the U.S. Senate to confirm Dr. Mark Calabria to be Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).
The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia struck down parts of the Association Health Plan (AHP) rule finalized by the Department of Labor last summer that expanded access to health insurance benefits through these plans.
Nina Dosanjh, NAR's Vice Chair of Federal Technology Policy, testified before the Senate on Tuesday as Congress continues its push to craft data privacy legislation.