FHA to Continue Lending During Shutdown

fha-updateApplications for all government-backed mortgages will continue to be processed during a government shutdown, according to the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

HUD originally said on Friday that it would stop working on applications for loans guaranteed by the FHA if the government shutdown. However, it reversed that position over the weekend.

HUD said it will continue processing loans “in order to support the health and stability of the U.S. mortgage market.”

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac also said their operations will be unaffected by the shutdown. The GSEs pay for their operations out of the fees collected from lenders.

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