On January 9, 2017, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published a final rule entitled Federal Housing Administration: Strengthening the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage Program. The final rule, which followed the May 19, 2016 proposed rule, takes effect September 19, 2017, and “codifies several significant changes to FHA’s Home Equity Conversion Mortgage program that were previously issued under the authority granted to HUD in the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 and the Reverse Mortgage Stabilization Act of 2013, and makes additional regulatory changes.”
Two of Summit’s housing experts—Dr. Edward Seiler and Andrew Netter—provide an overview of the additional regulatory changes contained in the final rule. If you're interested in HECM mortages more generally, read our blog series.