The Federal Housing Finance Agency has announced that it has extended until July 31, 2017 the comment period on its Request for Input on improving language access in mortgage lending and servicing.

Issued this past May, the RFI asked for input to be provided by no later than July 10, 2017.  The extension is shorter than the extension of at least 45 days that a group of eight trade associations had requested in a letter sent to the FHFA.

The FHFA has stated that it intends to use the information it receives in response to the RFI to inform “additional steps that could potentially be taken to further support [Limited English Proficiency] borrowers and the mortgage industry’s ability to serve them throughout the mortgage life cycle.”