HR 5872, which passed the House of Representatives last week, increases FHA’s commitment authority for its multifamily insurance programs by $5 billion for the remainder of the fiscal year. While HR 5891, which passed the House of Representatives July 30, will permit FHA to increase its single family annual premiums, raising the statutory cap from 0.55 percent to 1.55 percent. Essentially, HR 5872 saved the ability for FHA to issue commitments for the remainder of the current fiscal year. Although HR5891 will cost more money to the single family consumer, it is believed this increase will perpetuate FHAs ability to become self sustaining and help to stabilize the housing market. At this time it is unclear what specific impact these changes will have on the Stockton real estate market and the number of future Stockton short sales.