Legislation Introduced to Help “Dreamers” Buy Homes in the United States
SAN DIEGO (Report to the border) – Two members of California Congress have introduced legislation to ensure Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, or “dreamers,” are eligible for Federal Housing Administration (FHA) home loans.
California Democrats Juan Vargas and Pete Aguilar say that due to lack of clarity about the eligibility of DACA recipients under the Trump administration, lenders have delayed granting loans to these people.
They maintain that the Home Ownership for Dreamers Act will help clarify the eligibility of certain federally guaranteed mortgages, ensuring that loan eligibility does not depend on the status of the DACA recipient if all other eligibility criteria are met.
“I introduced this bill to Congress last when the previous administration’s Department of Housing and Urban Development attempted to undermine eligibility for government guaranteed loans for Dreamers,” Vargas said. “I am reintroducing Homeownership Law for Dreamers to ensure this cannot happen under future administration.
Vargas says “dreamers” deserve the same access to opportunities available to other Americans.
“While DACA recipients can once again access these loans, a future administration or FHA leadership may attempt to ban such access if we do not pass legislation that will clarify their eligibility,” he said. -he declares.
Last month, the FHA released a statement claiming that DACA recipients would be eligible to apply for FHA-guaranteed mortgages starting January 19, 2021.