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Mortgage & Home Finance

Banks are just as committed to helping customers stay in their homes as they are to providing financing for single-family and multi-family housing. As the coronavirus pandemic affects customers’ and renters’ ability to meet their monthly obligations, banks are working with their borrowers and government agencies to reduce the economic impact of the pandemic.

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Promoting Homeownership Opportunities for All

ABA and its member banks believe everyone in this country should have the chance to own a home. Working with a range of stakeholders, ABA supports a number of specific policy changes that could remove some of the barriers standing in the way, especially in underserved communities.

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COVID-Related Resources and Guidance

Federal Housing Finance Agency

Fannie Mae

Freddie Mac

Banking Agencies

Participate in the COVID Help for Home Initiative

ABA and several industry and community groups are offering access to ready-to-use materials educating consumers on their mortgage relief options. Materials are free to members and fully customizable.

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COVID-19 Forbearance Challenges

This free webinar reviews forbearance requirements, challenges and considerations for banks—including portfolio lenders and secondary market servicers.

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ABA answers banker questions about forbearance and other real estate finance-related provisions in the CARES Act.

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Your Virtual Consumer and Business Banking Platform

This ABA endorsed cloud-based residential mortgage loan application streamlines the origination process for retail, wholesale and correspondent mortgage lending. It features automated notifications and a real-time view of loan documents. ABA members receive a 10% discount on monthly transaction fees.

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Mortgage & Home Finance Regulatory Proposals

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Mortgages Email Bulletin

Get periodic updates on legislative and regulatory developments affecting mortgage lending.

Mortgage Markets & Lending Technology Committee

Monitors developments in both the primary and secondary mortgage markets and makes recommendations on legislative and regulatory issues.

GSE Policy Working Group

Analyzes policy positions on issues affecting the role of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and makes recommendations to GRC and the Board of Directors.

Federal Home Loan Bank Committee

Monitors the mission, governance, operation and risk management of the FHLB System, and analyzes the impact of proposed changes in legislation and regulation.

Mortgage Network

An online forum for mortgage lenders. Discuss your top-of-mind issues, ask questions, and connect with your peers.

Flood Compliance Working Group

Discuss flood compliance challenges with your peers.