Rep. Cleaver Named Chairman of Housing Subcommittee

Rep. Cleaver Named Chairman of Housing Subcommittee

Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, a United Methodist pastor and former mayor of Kansas City who has represented the 5th District of Missouri since 2005, will become the next chairman of the Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development and Insurance in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The Housing Subcommittee has jurisdiction over FHA policy matters. In September 2019, when the subcommittee was under the chairmanship of former Rep. Lacey Clay (D-MO), NRMLA President Peter Bell testified at a hearing to discuss the current state of the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage program and steps that can be taken to protect borrowers and the health of the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund.

The full roster of Democrats serving on the Housing Subcommittee include:

Congressman Emanuel Cleaver (MO-5), Chair
Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (NY-7)
Congressman Al Lawson (FL-5)
Congressman Ritchie Torres (NY-15)
Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12)
Congressman Brad Sherman (CA-30)
Congressman Al Green (TX-9)
Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-3)
Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51)
Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15)
Congresswoman Cindy Axne (IA-3)

If you live or work in any of these congressional districts, please let us know. You may be able to assist NRMLA in our efforts to educate members of the Housing Subcommittee about the important role of reverse mortgages as a retirement planning tool.