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house Bill H.R. 3706

FHA Taxpayer Protection Act of 2009

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      Committee on Financial Services
    IntroducedOctober 1st, 2009

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FHA Taxpayer Protection Act of 2009

Official Title

To require borrowers under FHA-insured mortgages for single-family housing to make downpayments of at least 5 percent and to prohibit financing of closing costs under such mortgages.


FHA Taxpayer Protection Act of 2009 - Amends the National Housing Act to increase the downpayment requirement for a Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgage loan from 3.5% to 5%. Repeals the current inclusion in the principal amount of an FHA mortgage loan of any initial service charges, appraisal, inspection, and other fees that the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) approves. Prohibits the inclusion of such charges and fees in the principal amount of an FHA mortgage loan. Directs the Comptroller General to study and report to Congress on the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund and the mortgage insurance programs under which the insurance obligations are obligations of such Fund.

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