Brian Collins covers the housing and mortgage market, including the Federal Housing Administration and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. A reporter with more than two decades of experience, Brian has covered the savings and loan crisis, subprime mortgage debacle and the fall of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
The Federal Housing Administration's recent actuarial report has added more fuel to the fire over concerns about reverse mortgages, including their effect on the overall FHA insurance fund and a rise in foreclosures.
The House approved a five-year extension of the National Flood Insurance Program on Tuesday, but it remains unclear whether the Senate will seek to pursue its own bill. The program is due to expire Dec. 8.
Trump officials have made clear their intent to reexamine how Federal Housing Administration lenders are cited under the False Claims Act, but whether that means lenders can rest easier is an open question.