November 15, 2022 — Letter

We write to request that HUD strengthen the current requirements related to origination and servicing of Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgages for borrowers with limited English proficiency (LEP). We applaud HUD’s LEP access provisions for borrowers in delinquency or default, as well as the agency’s recently-released Language Access Plan, which helps assess needs, promotes the availability of written translations and oral interpretation, and seeks to increase LEP access. To expand upon these laudable efforts, and to align FHA with recent developments at the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), we urge HUD to take additional steps to serve LEP borrowers.