FHA Annual Report Showcases Continued Leadership in Affordable Home Financing
November 15, 2022
The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) released its Annual Report to Congress on the financial status of its Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund (MMI Fund), which is used to operate FHA Single Family mortgage insurance programs, authorized under Title II of the National Housing Act. The report highlights FHA’s significant role in supporting affordable mortgage financing for first-time homebuyers and borrowers of color while continuing to assist homeowners affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to keep their homes. It also underscores FHA’s work to support increased housing supply and affordability while reducing barriers to fair and equitable homeownership.
FHA’s achievements in fiscal year 2022 are supported by a strong MMI Fund, as demonstrated by the Fund’s capital ratio of 11.11 percent as of September 30, 2022.
“I’m so proud of FHA’s work to make homeownership possible for our nation’s underserved households and communities,” said Federal Housing Commissioner Julia R. Gordon. “Behind the bottom-line numbers are some two million individuals and families who were able to achieve homeownership or stay in their homes through hard times thanks to assistance from FHA.”
As the report notes, FHA helped more than one million homeowners who were behind on their mortgage payments to obtain an FHA COVID-19 Forbearance and/or an FHA COVID-19 Recovery option to stay in their homes despite the dislocations caused by the pandemic. In FY 2022, FHA reduced the number of serious delinquencies – mortgages 90 or more days past due – by almost half, ending with a serious delinquency rate of 4.77 percent on September 30, 2022. This number had reached more than 11 percent during the height of the COVID-19 crisis.
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