FHA's insured credit deserves only Aa2, Moody's says

Sherman, Lynn
January 1999
Bond Buyer;01/21/99, Vol. 327 Issue 30562, p26
Trade Publication
Reports on Moody's Investors Service's issuance of an Aa2 rating on United States Federal Housing Administration (FHA) credit enhancement on multifamily and health care transactions. Debate on the value of the FHA guarantee; Primary reason for the lower rating; Risk-sharing transactions of the FHA.


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