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Volume 14 - Number 4

February 21, 2014

Experts: HARP Legislation Unlikely But Expansion is Unnecessary

Despite continued calls by supporters, the Obama administration remains uninterested in expanding the Home Affordable Refinance Program administratively while existing HARP 3.0 legislation remains hopelessly stalled. Last week during a public appearance, Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan made it clear that HUD will not push for an expansion of HARP.

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