What's Changing, What's Not, in a Shutdown

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  • Passport Hault
  • Passports, Greencards and Visas Still Issued
  • Fewer Loans Approved
  • Business As Usual
  • Delays in New Disability
  • Current Disabilities Unphased
  • Breaking Down the Shutdown
  • Park It
  • Don't Pack Up So Soon
  • Diverting Disability
  • Diversion Doesn't Mean Not Functioning
  • No New Patients
  • Can't Stop Obamacare
  • Farm Not So Fresh
  • Meat Management
  • Airline Complaints Will Have to Wait
  • Air and Land Travel Continues...For Now
  • Furlough For Long?
  • On Active Duty
  • Food Not Supplemented
  • Breakfast, Lunch and SNAP
  • Sluggish Economy
  • Short Shutdown Equals Economic Safety
  • Data in Danger
  • Not All Statistics Affected

Fewer Loans Approved

THIS: The Federal Housing Administration, which insures about 15 percent of new loans for home purchases, will approve fewer loans for its client base — borrowers with low to moderate income — because of reduced staff. Only 67 of 349 employees will keep working. The agency will focus on single-family homes during a shutdown, setting aside loan applications for multi-family dwellings. The Housing and Urban Development Department won't make additional payments to the nation's 3,300 public housing authorities, but the agency estimates that most of them have enough money to keep giving people rental assistance until the end of October.

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