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Volume 7 - Number 6

March 14, 2014

FY 2015 Budget Projects MMIF is Back in the Black

The FY 2015 proposed budget is estimating a positive capital reserve of $7.8 billion for the FHA Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund by the end of fiscal year 2014, meaning the fund will not require a mandatory appropriation from the Department of the Treasury this year, according to federal housing regulators. Last year, the president’s budget projected a $943 million Treasury subsidy to the FHA in order to meet statutory budgetary requirements but ended up requesting $1.7 billion by the end of fiscal year on Sept. 30. The latest independent actuarial audit found that the MMIF’s net worth has improved $15 billion from the previous year’s estimates, growing from negative $16.3 billion to negative $1.3 billion. In addition, the fund’s capital reserve ratio improved from negative 1.44 percent to negative 0.11 percent. The MMIF is now expected to ...

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