News & Events

USMI Statement on Status and Solvency Of the FHA Insurance Fund

November 16, 2015

(November 16, 2015) Today, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) reported on the status of the FHA Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund (Fund), which has been below the statutory 2% minimum capital ratio since 2009. Consistent with the general credit improvement regarding residential mortgages, the Fund met the minimum standard.

USMI Joins Coalition on Highway Bill Funding

November 10, 2015

(November 10, 2015) In a letter to conferees on the pending highway bill, USMI joined a broad coalition of 27 housing organizations in urging conferees to draw funds from the Federal Reserve’s surplus, rather than using GSE G-fees, to pay for the extension of the Highway Trust Fund.

New Analysis Demonstrates How Greater Front End Risk Sharing with MI Reduces GSE and Taxpayer Exposure, Benefits Borrowers

October 19, 2015

U.S. Mortgage Insurers (USMI®) today released a new study demonstrating how housing finance risks can be significantly reduced for the housing finance Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs) and taxpayers, while maintaining access to homeownership with improved borrower economics, through greater use of private Mortgage Insurance (MI).

Lindsey Johnson, President

September 28, 2015

U.S. Mortgage Insurers (USMI) today named Lindsey Johnson as USMI’s President and Executive Director. Johnson, a former senior member of the Senate Banking Committee staff, is currently a Director on PwC’s public policy team.

OPPOSITION BUILDS AGAINST USING MORTGAGE G-FEES TO FUND HIGHWAY BILL

September 17, 2015

(September 17, 2015) This week, in a joint letter to the bipartisan Congressional leadership, USMI and a diverse coalition of thirty-two housing organizations reiterated their opposition to using the mortgage credit risk guarantee fees (g-fees) charged by the housing finance enterprises, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as a source to finance extension of federal highway programs.

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