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HUD/OH RIN: 2502-AJ61 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: Credit Watch Termination Geographic Flexibility (FR-6294) 

FHA needs greater flexibility to improve management of program risks and reduce possible losses associated with poorly originated and underwritten mortgages. Currently, under the Credit Watch Termination Initiative, FHA compares the rate of early defaults and claims in a geographic area served by a HUD field office in which a specific mortgagee is authorized to originate and/or underwrite loans against the performance of all other mortgagees in the same geographic area. The explicit limitation of geographic review of a mortgagee’s performance in the current regulations does not provide FHA the ability to address mortgagees with systemic performance issues that would not meet reasonable de minimis thresholds in any one HUD field office jurisdiction. As a result, FHA will revise existing regulations to provide the Department the ability to target monitoring and enforcement actions to reflect current electronic origination and underwriting practices at various operational levels of both the mortgagee and FHA.

Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development(HUD)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 24 CFR 202.2    24 CFR 202.3   
Legal Authority: 12 U.S.C. 1735f-11    42 U.S.C. 3535(d)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  04/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Joy Hadley
Director, Office of Lender Activities and Program Compliance
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office of Housing
451 Seventh Street SW,
Washington, DC 20410
Phone:202 402-8214