H.R.736: Responsible Homeowner Refinancing Act of 2013

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Sponsor Peter Welch, D-Vt.
Total Cosponsors 22 (All Democrats)
Introduced Feb. 14, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 14, 2013
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Bill Summary

Responsible Homeowner Refinancing Act of 2013 - Requires the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) (government sponsored enterprises or GSEs), in carrying out the Home Affordable Refinance Program, to adopt specified criteria pertaining to: (1) borrower eligibility, (2) representations and warranties, (3) prohibition on up-front fees, (4) alternative streamlined methods to determine the value of a property, (5) the purchase or guarantee of any new mortgage resulting from the refinancing of an eligible mortgage, and (6) guarantee fees.

Requires the GSEs to notify all borrowers with a mortgage owned or guaranteed by a GSE about the Program and its eligibility criteria, and inform borrowers of the website required below.

Directs the Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) to establish a single website where borrowers may: (1) determine their potential eligibility for participation in th...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 14, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.