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    Housing Appraisal Industry

    Witnesses testified on proposals to improve oversight, regulation, and enforcement of the housing appraisal process. Among the topics addressed were the implementation of new financial…

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    Homeless Children and Youth Act, Panel 2

    Officials testified about the problem of youth homelessness and government barriers that prevent many homeless youth from receiving housing assistance.

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    Homeless Children and Youth Act, Panel 1

    Current and former homeless children testified about their experiences and government barriers that prevent many homeless youth from receiving housing assistance.

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    HUD Affordable Housing Program Fraud

    Witnesses testified about fraud in the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s affordable housing program. Witnesses included felons convicted of defrauding HUD’s…

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    National Flood Insurance Program Reform

    Craig Fugate testified before the House Financial Services Committee about proposals to reform the National Flood Insurance Program.

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    National Flood Insurance Program

    The House Financial Services Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity held a hearing on the National Flood Insurance Program. The program insures more than 5.5…

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    National Flood Insurance

    The Housing and Community Opportunity Subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing on proposals that would revise the national flood insurance…

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    Mortgage Refinancing and Modification

    Witnesses testified about the Making Home Affordable program, which was designed to stem foreclosures by allowing eligible homeowners to refinance or modify the terms of their mortgages.

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    Mortgage Modifications

    Mortgage servicing and government officials testified on the extent to which mortgage service companies are performing successful loan modifications that result in long-term, affordable…

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    Housing Programs for the Disabled

    A hearing was held on H.R. 5772, the Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act of 2008. This bill seeks to increase the amount of affordable, supportive housing available for people…

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    Flood Insurance

    The Housing and Community Opportunity Subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing on HR 920, the Multiple Peril Insurance Act of 2007. The legislation would amend…

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    Real Estate Sales and the Internet

    Witnesses testified about real estate sales over the Internet, market practices by realtors, brokerage fees for Internet sales, and the impact of Internet real estate services on the…

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    Natural Disasters and Homeowners Insurance

    Insurance company executives and others testifed about the effects of natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina on the U.S. insurance markets for homeowners and whether that market is…

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    Title Insurance Marketplace

    Witnesses testified about the real estate title insurance marketplace and the need to create more competition and efficiency for consumers. Topics included kickbacks from title…

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    Gulf Coast Rebuilding

    House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity held a hearing on Gulf Coast rebuilding. Donald Powell, Federal Coordinator for Gulf Coast Rebuilding in the…

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    National Flood Insurance Program Management

    The House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity conducted an oversight hearing of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Witnesses testified about…

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    Housing Needs in Response to Hurricane Katrina

    The House Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity held a hearing on emergency housing needs following Hurricane Katrina. The Housing relief efforts can be categorized into…

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    Flood Mapping and National Flood Insurance

    The House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity held a hearing on flood map modernization and the future of the National Flood Insurance program. Among…

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    National Flood Insurance Program

    Witnesses testified regarding repetitive loss claims filed with the National Flood Insurance Program. They focused on the significant cost of repetitive loss claims and the abuse of…

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    Home Ownership

    Subcommittee members heard testimony regarding home ownership issues.

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