On December 14, BuzzFeed published an article investigating U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) stance on giving FHA loans to DACA recipients that quoted 2018 NAHREP President Daisy Lopez-Cid.
Real estate agents, too, have noticed the change in how FHA and HUD officials are advising people working with DACA recipients. The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) said it is hearing of an increasing number of DACA recipients being turned down for FHA-backed loans under the Trump administration.
“Disqualifying DACA recipients would be a burden on the overall health and wellbeing of the US housing market,” said Daisy Lopez-Cid 2018 NAHREP’s president in a statement to BuzzFeed News, adding that Latinos have been responsible for 59% of homeownership growth in the US over the past five years.
“Now is not the time to deny DACA recipients from securing FHA-backed loans,” she said.