A recent press release from the Department of Housing and Urban Development could help some FHA loan applicants who need help with understanding their borrower’s rights.
According to HUDNo. 11-29, released on FHA.gov December 22, 2011, “The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced that it has launched the HUD Language Line, a telephone language service pilot that will offer live, one-on-one interpretation services in more than 175 languages.”
“Accessible throughout the nation, the language line will help HUD staff to better communicate with Limited English Proficient (LEP) individuals and families about HUD housing programs, services, and activities.”
The pilot program, which runs through September 2012, is funded under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2010, “to help ensure that individuals have access to information in languages other than English regarding HUD programs, services and activities.” It’s another step in an ongoing campaign to address equal access issues for FHA/HUD services for those who need help in languages other than English.