Denial Dial Once Again Reset to Lowest Level Ever
(AEI) -- One in six Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans continued to be delinquent in August as the total delinquency rate eased slightly to 16.35 percent. This was due to modest declines across all delinquency categories.
In August, the FHA had an estimated current net worth of –$26.30 billion and a capital shortfall of $46–65 billion. The FHA’s estimated net worth on a generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis has declined by $10 billion since the end of FY 2011. As a result of these data, the Denial Dial has been reset to –2.43 percent, eclipsing the previous low set in July 2012.