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At the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), we provide mortgage insurance on loans made by FHA-approved lenders. In fact, we're one of the largest mortgage insurers in the world. Since 1934, we've helped millions of families become homeowners. Today, we insure mortgages for single family, multifamily, and residential care facilities nationwide.







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Annual Management Report for FY 2020 Now Available

FHA’s Annual Management Report for fiscal year 2020 provides detailed information on the status of all FHA insurance programs, including FHA’s Multifamily and Healthcare insurance programs, FHA’s Single Family insurance programs, as well as our audited financial statements.

November 16, 2020


Press Release


Fiscal Year 2020 Results for Single
Family Insurance Programs

In addition to our emphasis on helping homeowners financially impacted by the COVID-19 global pandemic, in FY 2020 FHA also served a record number of its core mission demographic of first-time and minority homebuyers.

November 13, 2020





Press Release



FHA Launches New FHA Catalyst
Automated Underwriting System
for Single Family Forward Mortgages

Built on the FHA Catalyst technology platform, the new automated underwriting system allows lenders to electronically submit loan application data for single family mortgages and receive mortgage insurance eligibility scoring decisions from the TOTAL Mortgage Scorecard.



October 21, 2020




Press Release



COVID-19 Forbearance Request
Period Extended for FHA
Single Family Homeowners

If you’re a homeowner with an FHA-insured single family mortgage and you’re struggling financially because of COVID-19, you now have until December 31, 2020, to request initial mortgage payment forbearance from your mortgage servicer.


October 20, 2020




Press Release



New FHA Catalyst Multifamily Applications Module

The first module on the FHA Catalyst platform for Multifamily lenders is now live. With the Multifamily Applications module, MAP lenders can electronically submit applications for FHA insurance on Multifamily properties.


October 14, 2020







Business Resources

From housing to healthcare facilities, our business resources can help FHA insurance program participants stay informed. Review our guides, policy updates, and other tools to get the information you need and better serve your customers. Access special COVID-19 guidance for all FHA and Office of Housing Program Participants








Consumer Resources

Our consumer resources support homeowners, homebuyers, and renters. Use these tools to get answers to your questions, understand your options, and make better housing decisions.



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FHA Supports Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity

HUD is committed to enforcing the Fair Housing Act and to ensuring that people are not discriminated against when they seek housing or housing-related services. If you need assistance in determining your rights under the Fair Housing Act or applicable laws, or believe you have been a victim of housing discrimination and need assistance, we encourage you to review the information on HUD's Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity webpage.