As previously noted, the White House released the FY 2017 Budget Proposal this week. President Obama’s proposed HUD budget for FY 2017 would revise the FHA downpayment assistance requirements found under Section 203(b)(9) of the National Housing Act (12 U.S.C. 1709) by (i) replacing subparagraph (C) (Prohibited sources), and adding a new subparagraph (D) (Government assistance). The proposed amendment to the National Housing Act “seeks to clarify that down payment assistance from state and local governments and their respective agencies and instrumentalities are not impermissible sources of down payment assistance.”