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Federal Housing Administration

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Federal Housing Administration (FHA), U.S. government agency created to bolster lender confidence in mortgage loans and increase housing demand and construction. Established in 1934, the FHA became part of the Department of Housing and Urban Development in 1965. The functions of the FHA include insuring mortgages, determining minimum property standards for housing, and analyzing local housing markets.

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