12 U.S. Code § 1701z–17 - Increasing access and understanding of energy efficient mortgages
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(b) Recommendations to eliminate barriers to use of energy efficient mortgages
(1) In general
Not later than 180 days after July 30, 2008, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, in conjunction with the Secretary of Energy and the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, shall consult with the residential mortgage industry and States to develop recommendations to eliminate the barriers that exist to increasing the availability, use, and purchase of energy efficient mortgages, including such barriers as—
(A) the lack of reliable and accessible information on such mortgages, including estimated energy savings and other benefits of energy efficient housing;
(B) the confusion regarding underwriting requirements and differences among various energy efficient mortgage programs;
(2) Report to Congress
The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development shall submit a report to Congress that—
(c) Energy efficient mortgages outreach campaign
(1) In general
The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, in consultation and coordination with the Secretary of Energy, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, and State Energy and Housing Finance Directors, shall carry out an education and outreach campaign to inform and educate consumers, home builders, residential lenders, and other real estate professionals on the availability, benefits, and advantages of—
Source(Pub. L. 110–289, div. B, title IX, § 2902,July 30, 2008, 122 Stat. 2876.)
Section was enacted as part of the Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008, and also as part of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, and not as part of the National Housing Act which comprises this chapter.
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