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H.R. 3154: Homeownership for DREAMers Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jun 6, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3154

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 6, 2019

(for himself, Ms. Tlaib, Ms. Garcia of Texas, Mrs. Carolyn B. Maloney of New York, Mr. Gonzalez of Texas, Mr. Espaillat, Mrs. Napolitano, Mr. Carbajal, Mr. Correa, Ms. Pressley, Mr. Foster, Ms. Lee of California, Mr. Himes, Mr. Grijalva, Ms. Mucarsel-Powell, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, Mr. García of Illinois, Mr. Soto, Ms. Escobar, Mr. Cisneros, Ms. Roybal-Allard, Mr. Gomez, Mr. Castro of Texas, and Mr. Heck) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Financial Services

A BILL

To clarify that eligibility of certain mortgages with Federal credit enhancement may not be conditioned on the status of a mortgagor as a DACA recipient if all other eligibility criteria are satisfied, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Homeownership for Dreamers Act.

2.

DACA recipient eligibility

(a)

FHA

Section 203 of the National Housing Act (12 U.S.C. 1709) is amended by inserting after subsection (h) the following:

(i)

DACA recipient eligibility

(1)

In general

The Secretary may not—

(A)

prescribe terms that limit the eligibility of a single family mortgage for insurance under this title on the basis of the status of the mortgagor as a DACA recipient if all other eligibility requirements are satisfied; or

(B)

issue any limited denial of participation in the program for such insurance on the basis of the status of the mortgagor as a DACA recipient.

(2)

DACA recipient defined

For the purposes of this subsection, the term DACA recipient means an alien who, at any time before, on, or after the date of the enactment of this subsection, is or was in deferred action status pursuant to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (‘DACA’) Program announced by the Secretary of Homeland Security on June 15, 2012.

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(b)

Rural Housing Service

Section 501 of the Housing Act of 1949 (42 U.S.C. 1472) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(k)

DACA recipient eligibility

(1)

In general

The Secretary may not prescribe terms that limit eligibility for a single family mortgage made, insured, or guaranteed under this title on the basis of the status of the mortgagor as a DACA recipient if all other eligibility requirements are satisfied.

(2)

DACA recipient defined

For the purposes of this paragraph, the term DACA recipient means an alien who, at any time before, on, or after the date of the enactment of this paragraph, is or was in deferred action status pursuant to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (‘DACA’) Program announced by the Secretary of Homeland Security on June 15, 2012.

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(c)

Fannie Mae

Section 302(b) of the National Housing Act (12 U.S.C 1717(b)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(8)

DACA recipient eligibility

(A)

In general

The corporation may not condition purchase of a single-family residence mortgage by the corporation under this subsection on the status of the borrower as a DACA recipient if all other eligibility criteria are satisfied.

(B)

DACA recipient defined

For the purposes of this paragraph, the term DACA recipient means an alien who, at any time before, on, or after the date of the enactment of this paragraph, is or was in deferred action status pursuant to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (‘DACA’) Program announced by the Secretary of Homeland Security on June 15, 2012.

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(d)

Freddie Mac

Section 305(a) of the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation Act (12 U.S.C. 1454) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(6)

DACA recipient eligibility

(A)

In general

The Corporation may not condition purchase of a single-family residence mortgage by the corporation under this subsection on the status of the borrower as a DACA recipient if all other eligibility criteria are satisfied.

(B)

DACA recipient defined

For the purposes of this subsection, the term DACA recipient means an alien who, at any time before, on, or after the date of the enactment of this subsection, is or was in deferred action status pursuant to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (‘DACA’) Program announced by the Secretary of Homeland Security on June 15, 2012.

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