The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (The Corps) have issued a proposed rulemaking that redefines most water bodies as "waters of the U.S.,” which is a fundamental change to the Clean Water Act. If promulgated, this proposed regulation would place more water bodies under the authority of the EPA and the Corps, which would result in more time consuming and expensive permits, regulatory red tape, and less economic development in communities across the country.
The purpose of this fact sheet and suggested voluntary guidelines is to increase real estate professionals’ awareness, knowledge, and understanding of the potential money laundering risks surrounding real estate and enable them to identify practical measures to mitigate the risks.
On March 2, 2015, The Federal Housing Finance Agency enhanced requirements for sales of non-performing loans by Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae (the GSEs).
Representative Nadia Velazquez has introduced H.R. 480, “Housing America’s Workforce Act”.
The Rural Housing Service wants to help low- and very low-income applicants who do not qualify for the Section 502 Guaranteed Loan Program by advising them about the Section 502 Direct Loan Program.
Wording in the Dodd/Frank regulations have been used to require manufactured housing producers to register as mortgage brokers.