110-H.AMDT.206 to 110-H.R.1427

Amendment permits States to seek a waiver of the in-person pre-purchase housing counseling requirement if the person obtaining that mortgage lives in a remote area of the country.

H.AMDT.206(A004)
Amends: H.R.1427
Sponsor: Rep Hinojosa, Ruben [TX-15](offered 5/17/2007)

AMENDMENT DESCRIPTION:
Amendment permits States to seek a waiver of the in-person pre-purchase housing counseling requirement if the person obtaining that mortgage lives in a remote area of the country.

AMENDMENT PURPOSE:
An amendment numbered 21 printed in the Congressional Record to permit the director, at the request of a State, to waive the requirement that homebuyers attend in-person financial management counseling before receiving affordable housing grants, and allows the homebuyers to receive the counseling through alternate forms such as online, or over the phone.

STATUS:

    5/17/2007 6:26pm:
    Amendment (A004) offered by Mr. Hinojosa. (consideration: CR H5424; text: CR H5424)
    5/17/2007 6:28pm:
    On agreeing to the Hinojosa amendment (A004) Agreed to by voice vote.

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