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The Changing Fortunes of FHA's Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund and the Legislative Response


  • Hendershott, Patric H
  • Waddell, James A


The 1980s was a bad decade for FHA's Mutual Mortgage Insurance (MMI) program, the mainstay of FHA's single family mortgage insurance. While the MMI Fund is required by statute to be actuarially sound, the Fund lost close to $6 billion dollars, and its economic value declined from 5.3 percent of insurance-in-force to under one percent. This study documents the decline in the soundness of the MMI Fund in the 1980s and describes the legislation enacted in October 1990 to shore up the Fund. Copyright 1992 by Kluwer Academic Publishers

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  • Hendershott, Patric H & Waddell, James A, 1992. "The Changing Fortunes of FHA's Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund and the Legislative Response," The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Springer, vol. 5(2), pages 119-132, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jrefec:v:5:y:1992:i:2:p:119-32

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    1. Patric H. Hendershott & Thomas G. Thibodeau & Halbert C. Smith, 2009. "Evolution of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association1," Real Estate Economics, American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, vol. 37(4), pages 559-598, December.

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