Summary: H.R.1611 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.1611. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (05/11/1995)

Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make periodic assistance payments on behalf of an eligible veteran for the purpose of buying down the interest rate charged on a housing loan that is guaranteed by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Outlines veteran eligibility requirements. Limits to three years the interest rate buy-down period. Requires the Secretary to: (1) promulgate underwriting standards for loans for which the interest rate assistance payments may be made; and (2) provide comprehensive prepurchase counseling to eligible veterans explaining the features of the interest rate buy-downs. Authorizes appropriations.

Directs the Secretary of Defense to reimburse the Secretary for amounts paid to veteran mortgagees for such buy-down assistance. Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to indemnify a lender who makes a loan which is subject to the interest rate buy-down provisions. Authorizes the Secretaries to enter into an agreement to carry out this Act. Authorizes appropriations.