June 1, 2022
Press Release: New Report – For 65 Years, Private Mortgage Insurers Enabled More than 37 Million Families to Access Homeownership Sooner

In 2021, the industry helped nearly 2 million low down payment borrowers secure mortgage financing; Texas, California, Florida, Illinois, and Ohio rank as the top states for mortgage financing with private MI.

May 18, 2022
Blog: Eyes on the FHA

As one arm of the federal government attempts to cool inflation and home price appreciation, another risks making things worse.

May 13, 2022
Blog: Do the math – Buying a home now is possible

With record low housing supply and high inflation contributing to skyrocketing home prices, the barriers to owning a home may seem insurmountable.

April 15, 2022
Blog: Mortgage Insurance Levels the Playing Field

As we kickoff Financial Literacy Month, we want to take a step back and look at the critical role mortgage insurance (MI) plays in leveling the homebuying playing field.

February 25, 2022
Op-Ed: Building the Goal of Increasing Minority Homeownership

As we celebrate Black History Month, it is important to remember why the mortgage and housing finance systems need to focus on Black homeownership. Owning a home helps to increase financial security, enhance family and community stability, and build intergenerational wealth.

February 24, 2022
Blog: Where Housing Legislation Stands in an Election Year

As the country kicks off primary elections in the mere matter of weeks, policymakers and advocacy groups are already sizing up what can and cannot be accomplished before voters go to the polls on November 8 for the 2022 midterm election.

January 24, 2022
Letter: Comments to CFPB on HDMA Rule Assessment

USMI submitted a comment letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in response to its Request […]

December 8, 2021
Blog: Addressing the Increasing Costs of Homeownership

Buying a home is the largest single investment most Americans will make, but during the last few […]

October 25, 2021
Press Release: USMI Submits Comment Letter on FHFA’s Request for Input on Enterprise Equitable Housing Finance Plans

WASHINGTON — U.S. Mortgage Insurers (USMI), the association representing the nation’s leading private mortgage insurance (MI) companies, submitted a […]

July 27, 2021
Blog: Affordability and Supply Among Top Homebuying Challenges

The lack of affordable housing continues to be a focal point for the mortgage finance community as […]

June 28, 2021
Podcast: President Lindsey Johnson on “Radian On Air”

USMI President Lindsey Johnson appeared on “Radian On Air” podcast with Radian President of Mortgage and USMI Chairman Derek Brummer. On the […]

March 25, 2021
Press Release: Private Mortgage Insurers Helped Over 2 Million Low Down Payment Borrowers in 2020

Industry supported $600 billion in mortgage originations for new home purchases and refinance loans   WASHINGTON — U.S. Mortgage Insurers (USMI), the association representing […]