The Federal Housing Administration is reaching out to nearly "1.2 million at-risk American homebuyers" to inform them about the new FHA Secure refinancing program.FHA commissioner Brian Montgomery told a congressional panel that his agency is using a direct-mail database to contact subprime borrowers with 2/28 and 3/27 ARMs that are due to reset by 0ctober 2008. Over 1,500 delinquent borrowers have already filed applications to refinance into a FHA Secure mortgage since the agency launched the new program Sept. 5. "Though still a very new program, 575 FHA-approved lenders are already using FHA Secure to rescue delinquent borrowers from the potential loss of their homes," Mr. Montgomery testified. Meanwhile, FHA has received 74,000 applications by current conventional borrowers who want to refinance into a FHA loan since Sept. 5. FHA received 37,500 of these applications in September and another 36,500 in October.

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