A political professional gives the reverse mortgage industry an overview of how the political realities are playing out in Washington, D.C., describing an environment of competing crises and lack of housing appointees as taking up much of the political bandwidth available for other issues.
The reverse mortgage industry is making another effort to assist in developing legislation which would allow reverse mortgage loans on co-ops, after a veto from Governor Andrew Cuomo derailed a previous effort at the end of 2019.
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 doesn’t have reverse mortgage-specific provisions, but a $10 billion Homeowners Assistance Fund could be used by HECM borrowers for help during the pandemic.
A bill in New York requiring area lenders to notify the state’s Department of Financial Services (DFS) and mortgagors of an impending foreclosure action on reverse mortgage borrowers has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo, codifying the measure into law after being passed by both houses of the state legislature this past summer. […]
U.S. Representative Denny Heck (D-Wash.), who represents Washington state’s 10th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives, defeated his opponent in Tuesday’s general election in a contest deciding the next lieutenant governor of Washington state. This is according to data from the Washington secretary of state’s office and the Seattle Times. Heck, who announced […]
The latest estimates for the Social Security trust fund continue to forecast a depletion by 2035, and the state of the fund has only become further strained due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Addressing the need to strengthen the entitlement programs remains essential work for legislators, and that is what the […]
Two members of the United States House of Representatives who were each spearheading the creation of new reverse mortgage-centric legislation will not be returning to Capitol Hill in 2021, throwing the future of the proposed laws they each spearheaded into flux. This is based on the results of Tuesday night’s primary elections in the states […]
A legislator in Montgomery County, New York recommended confronting an issue of lost tax revenue and foreclosure through the use of a little-used instrument: a reverse mortgage. During a meeting of the committees of the Montgomery County Legislature which took place on July 21, legislators discussed that the county recorded as much as $1.5 million […]
A new bill in New York requiring area lenders to notify the state’s Department of Financial Services (DFS) and mortgagors of an impending foreclosure action has passed both houses of the state’s legislature, and is now awaiting the delivery to, and signature of Governor Andrew Cuomo to become law. The bill, known as A5627 in […]
A new law implemented by the local government of the nation’s capital is extending protections for reverse mortgage borrowers in the area who find themselves in delinquency. The Council of the District of Columbia, the legislative branch of the local government, has passed the “Reverse Mortgage Insurance and Tax Payment Program Temporary Amendment Act of […]