Category Archives: Housing

H.R.1153 – Mortgage Choice Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending February 9, 2018 H.R.1153 – Mortgage Choice Act of 2017 Brief – H.R. 1153 would exclude insurance premiums held in escrow and fees paid to companies affiliated with the creditor from the costs that would be considered in determining whether a loan is a qualified mortgage or a high-cost mortgage. “Under […]

H.R.4258 – Family Self-Sufficiency Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending January 19, 2018 H.R.4258 – Family Self-Sufficiency Act Brief – HR 4258 would relieve the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) administrative and regulatory burdens to administer the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program by combining the two separate FSS programs into one program. In addition, the bill seeks to broaden the […]

H.R.3971 – Community Institution Mortgage Relief Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 8, 2017 H.R.3971 – Community Institution Mortgage Relief Act of 2017  Brief – H.R. 3971 would amend the Truth in Lending Act to exempt a lender from the requirement to hold escrow funds if that lender has consolidated assets of $25 billion or less and if it holds the mortgage […]

H.R.3017 – Brownfields Enhancement, Economic Redevelopment, and Reauthorization Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 1, 2017 H.R.3017 – Brownfields Enhancement, Economic Redevelopment, and Reauthorization Act of 2017 Brief – HR 3017 authorizes spending $250 million over 4 years to provide grants for brownfield cleanup. (Brownfields are properties where the presence, or potential presence, of a hazardous substance complicates the expansion or redevelopment of the […]

H.R.1699 – Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 1, 2017 H.R.1699 – Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act of 2017 Brief – HR 1699 amends the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) and the Safe Mortgage Licensing Act to change the definition of three terms related to the acts. “. Under TILA, employees of manufactured-home retailers that do not […]

H.R.2874 – 21st Century Flood Reform Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending November 17, 2017 H.R.2874 – 21st Century Flood Reform Act Brief – H.R. 2874 would authorize the National Flood Insurance Program to enter into and renew flood insurance policies through fiscal year 2022. HR 2874 aims to achieve reforms to improve the financial stability of the National Flood Insurance Program, to […]

H.R.3634 – SERVE Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending November 10, 2017 H.R.3634 – SERVE Act of 2017 Brief – HR 3634 aims to amend US Code, to ensure that individuals may access documentation verifying the monthly housing stipend paid to the individual under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs. To that end The Secretary […]

H.R.3562 – To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish assistance for adaptations of residences of veterans in rehabilitation programs under chapter 31 of such title, and for other purposes.

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending November 10, 2017 H.R.3562 – To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish assistance for adaptations of residences of veterans in rehabilitation programs under chapter 31 of such title, and for other purposes. Brief – HR 3562 would authorize the Secretary of Veterans […]

H.R.1684 – Disaster Assistance Support for Communities and Homeowners Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending June 23, 2017 H.R.1684 – Disaster Assistance Support for Communities and Homeowners Act of 2017 Brief – The bill would direct the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide technical assistance to common interest communities regarding eligibility for disaster assistance, and for other purposes. ‘The Administrator of the Federal […]

H.R.1694 – Fannie and Freddie Open Records Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending April 28, 2016 H.R.1694 – Fannie and Freddie Open Records Act of 2017 Brief – The bill’s stated purpose is “To require additional entities to be subject to the requirements of section 552 of title 5, United States Code (commonly referred to as the Freedom of Information Act), and for other […]