Given the legislative mandate in section 202 of the National Housing Act for ensuring that FHA’s Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund (MMIF) remains financially sound, it is imperative that the MMIF is further strengthened to ensure that FHA will continue its historic role of providing a home financing vehicle during periods of economic volatility and its mission of helping underserved borrowers.

The charts below illustrate the 25 basis points (bps) increase in the Annual Mortgage Insurance Premiums. There are no changes to the Upfront Mortgage Insurance Premium (UFMIP). It is anticipated that this increase will have minimal impact on borrowers but will significantly strengthen the capital position of the MMIF.

The increase in the Annual Mortgage Insurance Premiums for forward mortgage amortization terms is effective for case numbers assigned on or after April 18, 2011.