HECM: A Mortgage or Social Program?

Is the federally-insured reverse mortgage a social program or a mortgage loan? The question should be addressed as it goes to the heart of recent program changes, restrictions and requirements. While few argue the HECM program is a social program many often lament that the loan no longer serves the needy, cash-poor or typical borrowers or the past due to principal limit reductions and further loan restrictions.

Continue reading