Summary: H.R.5834 — 97th Congress (1981-1982)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.5834. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (03/15/1982)

Family Housing Production Act of 1982 - Requires the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, through the Government National Mortgage Association, to enter into five-year contracts to provide periodic assistance payments on behalf of homeowners to mortgagees and other lenders. Directs the Secretary to give priority to assisting persons who have not owned a home within the last three years.

Permits payments to be made only to a mortgagor who satisfies requirements for creditworthiness and has a family income not exceeding 140 percent of the area median income and who: (1) is the original owner of a manufactured home the loan for which is incurred under the National Housing Act; or (2) has a fixed-rate 30-year mortgage which is secured by a home built after enactment of this Act, has no prepayment penalty, and requires increased payments beginning with the second year which shall be applied to the principal obligation until it is paid off.

Limits the amount of assistance payments to the difference between the amount of the monthly payment for principal, interest, and loan insurance under the first year of the loan and the amount the monthly payment for principal and interest would be if the interest rate on the loan were: (1) ten percent (12 percent for a manufactured home); or (2) four percentage points less than the rate specified in the loan, whichever rate is higher. Requires that the mortgagor pay at least 25 percent of his or her income toward the monthly loan payment.

Declares that manufactured homes shall comprise not more than 20 percent of the units assisted under this Act. Directs the Secretary to allocate the amount available to carry out this Act on the basis of the population, decline in housing starts, and unemployment rate in each State relative to all States.

Directs the Secretary to recapture the lesser of the amount of assistance provided under this Act or an amount equal to 50 percent of the net appreciation of the property whenever the mortgagor sells the property or rents it for a period exceeding one year.

Authorizes the Secretary to insure mortgages assisted under this Act.