Announcements & Statements

USMI Statement on Congressional Request to Reduce FHA Mortgage Insurance Premiums

July 21, 2017

WASHINGTON — This week, 25 members of Congress sent a letter to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson urging him to reinstate a cut scheduled under the Obama Administration to the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgage insurance premiums (MIP). The following statement can be attributed to Lindsey Johnson, USMI President and Executive Director.

USMI Statement on Mortgage Bankers Association Report on Reform Recommendations for the GSEs and the Housing Finance System

April 20, 2017

Lindsey Johnson, President and Executive Director of the U.S. Mortgage Insurers (USMI), today issued the following statement on the Mortgage Bankers Association report on reform recommendations for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the GSEs) and the housing finance system.

USMI Statement on Senate Confirmation of Ben Carson as HUD Secretary

March 2, 2017

“USMI congratulates Secretary Carson on his Senate confirmation to lead the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, a critical federal agency that is a component of the nearly $30 trillion U.S. housing market. We look forward to collaborating with Secretary Carson and HUD on a comprehensive and coordinated housing policy to promote a stronger and more equitable mortgage finance system that serves American taxpayers, homebuyers and lenders.

USMI Statement on FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium Reduction

January 9, 2017

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced today it will reduce its mortgage insurance premiums (MIPs) by 25 basis points.

USMI Statement on FHA’s Annual Report to Congress

November 15, 2016

Today, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) released its “Annual Report to Congress Regarding the Financial Status of the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund (MMIF) Fiscal Year 2016.” The following statement can be attributed to Lindsey Johnson, USMI President and Executive Director.

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