FHFA Announces Adjustments to DTS Program for 2020-2021

In the wake of COVID-19, the Federal Housing Finance Agency has instructed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to structure their DTS activities and objectives for 2021 as a one-year extension of their 2018-2020 Plans, rather than beginning a new three-year Plan. Read more...
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MHI Again Calls on Congress to Pass Temporary and Targeted Liability Relief Legislation

MHI, in partnership with more than 450 housing and business organizations, is urging Congress to support the timely, temporary and targeted liability relief provisions included in S. 4317, the “SAFE TO WORK Act.” The letter argues that as more businesses are...
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MHI Continues Advocacy for PPP Loan Forgiveness

MHI, along with a coalition of national business associations, again called on Congress to support legislation that would forgive certain loans funded by the Paycheck Protection Program H.R. 7777, “The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Small Business Forgiveness Act,”...
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MHI Joins Diverse Coalition Urging Congress to Clarify Tax Treatment of PPP Loan Forgiveness

MHI, along with a diverse coalition of more than 150 national trade organizations, is urging Congress to clarify the tax treatment of loan forgiveness under the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) in the next round of COVID-19 relief...
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FHFA and FHA Extend Eviction and Foreclosure Moratoriums

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) and the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced they are extending their respective foreclosure and eviction moratoriums to August 31, 2020. The current moratoriums, which were initiated to help borrowers and renters...
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MHI Joins Coalition in Support of Expanding Employee Retention Credit Through New Legislation

MHI joined a coalition of business associations in telling Congressional leaders to include H.R. 6776, the “Jumpstarting Our Businesses’ Success (JOBS) Credit Act of 2020” in future legislative packages aimed at helping people and businesses recover from the economic...
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RELEASE: FHFA Extends Foreclosure and Eviction Moratorium

Washington, D.C. – Today, to help borrowers and renters who are at risk of losing their home due to the coronavirus national emergency, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) will extend their...
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CISA Clarifies that Manufactured Housing Sales, Transfer and Installation are Essential Workers

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has updated its essential workforce guidance to specify that manufactured housing professionals involved in the sale, transfer and installation of manufactured...
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MHI Advocates for Changes to PPP Program

As the House and Senate contemplate extensions and changes to the Payroll Protection Program (PPP), MHI, along with a coalition of business organizations, is urging Congress to ensure that the liquidity provided through the PPP can be deployed in a manner that will...
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President Trump Signs Executive Order to Stimulate Economic Growth

Today, President Trump signed an Executive Order aimed at revitalizing the American economy by creating a fast track for the rulemaking process for reforming regulation. The Executive Order also establishes a “Regulatory Bill of Rights,” which provides guidance for...
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MHI COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19: Infection Prevention Tips


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COVID-19: Protecting Yourself and Others



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COVID-19: Protecting the Workplace

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COVID-19: Cybersecurity



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CDC Resources

See the latest updates and guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


OSHA Resources

See the latest updates and guidance from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).


SBA Resources

See the latest updates, guidance and loan resources from the Small Business Administration (SBA).


States & Localities that Designate Residential Home Construction as “Essential”

Yes – The state has designated residential home construction as an “essential” work category that is exempt from mandated closures (pending compliance with state specific COVID-19 social distancing protection measures).

No – The state has not designated residential home construction as an “essential” work category and is not exempt from mandated closures.

N/A (Not Applicable) – The state has not prohibited activities that would restrict home building, therefore no “essential” designation is needed in order to continue business functions (pending compliance with state specific COVID-19 social distancing protection measures).

Unclear – The state has not provided clear guidance on mandated closures and/or whether residential home construction is considered an “essential” work category.