To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide penalty free distributions and loans from certain retirement plans for the purchase and refinancing of principal residences.


Helping Americans Keep Their Homes Act of 2009 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) increase from $10,000 to $15,000 the limit on penalty-free distributions from tax-exempt retirement plans for the purchase of a principal residence by a first-time homebuyer; (2) suspend the first-time homebuyer requirement for such distributions that are made before January 1, 2011; and (3) exempt loans from individual retirement accounts (IRAs) used to refinance a principal residence from certain prohibited transaction tax rules until 2011.

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