NFIP Reauthorization

September 27, 2019

Dear Client, Congress approved a continuing appropriations bill (H.R. 4378) which would prevent a government shutdown and extend funding of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through November 21, 2019. The NFIP was set to expire at the end of the fiscal year on Monday, September 30, 2019. President Trump is expected to sign the […]

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FHA Revises Permanent Disaster Loss Mitigation Options

August 30, 2019

Mortgagee Letter 2019-14, published by the Federal Housing Administration, revises loss mitigation options offered to those with FHA-insured mortgage loans whose property and/or place of employment is located within a Presidentially-Declared Major Disaster Area (PDMDA). FHA clarified, “The ML is designed to provide immediate loss mitigation and other relief options to FHA borrowers in all […]

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Revised FDPA Interagency Exam Procedures

August 28, 2019

The Federal Reserve and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency announced updates to Interagency Examination Procedures for the Flood Disaster Protection Act (FDPA) through Consumer Affairs Letter CA-19-10 and OCC Bulletin 2019-42. The updated procedures include new sections pertaining to the following topics associated with the February 20, 2019 (84 FR 4953) final […]

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NFIP Extended to September 30, 2019

June 6, 2019

After a prior short-term extension of the NFIP preventing a lapse in the program on May 31, Congress passed a $19 billion disaster relief bill (H.R. 2157), that further extends the NFIP to September 30, 2019. President Trump is expected to sign the bill into law. Proctor will continue to monitor this topic and provide updates […]

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Fannie and Freddie Private Flood Update

June 6, 2019

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac issued clarifying updates addressing acceptability of private flood insurance directly ahead of the July 1, 2019 effective date of the Federal Agencies regulation. Fannie and Freddie both announced that although they accept private flood insurance policies as an alternative to those issued through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), in order to […]

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NFIP Flood Insurance Updates

May 24, 2019

NFIP Extension The National Flood Insurance Program is set to expire next Friday, May 31, 2019; however, both the House and Senate have proposed bills that would extend funding through the end of the fiscal year, September 30, 2019. Existing proposals include a standalone bill, as well as, legislation included in a larger disaster relief […]

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New York Creates State-Level CFPB and Proposes Flood Insurance Law

May 3, 2019

NYDFS Creates State-Level CFPB The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) recently created its own state-operated version of the CFPB known as the Consumer Protection and Financial Enforcement Division (CPEFD). This new unit was emerged through a unification of the preexisting Enforcement and Financial Frauds and Consumers Protection units.  In a press release announcing […]

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Fannie and Freddie Mac Insured Loss Events Updates

April 15, 2019

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac previously published bulletins in November of 2017, providing temporary disaster-related insured loss settlement servicing requirements applicable to any mortgage loan where the property securing the mortgage, or the borrower’s place of employment, was located in a FEMA-Declared Disaster Area eligible for Individual Assistance impacted by a disaster on or after […]

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Upcoming FEMA NFIP Program Changes

October 5, 2018

FEMA has announced multiple amendments to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) that become effective April 1, 2019 and January 1, 2020. Some notable topics addressed by the agency include: Declarations page requirement related to clear communication of risk; and Primary residence guidance For policies effective on or after April 1, 2019, FEMA is requiring […]

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Freddie and Fannie Property Inspection Reimbursement and Urgent Property Condition Updates

September 27, 2018

Property Inspection Reimbursements Servicers should be aware that Freddie Mac issued a new temporary reimbursement process effective for any property inspections related to insurance loss settlements performed on and after September 1, 2018. Servicers must cease using the prior temporary reimbursement process announced in bll1814 Bulletin 2017-21 property-preservation-matrix svc1805 for inspections ordered in connection with insurance […]

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