WASHINGTON — Down payment assistance–a controversial home purchasing practice that was eliminated under the massive housing bill recently signed into law–could be resuscitated.

A bill requiring that the FHA accept seller-provided down payments has been introduced in the House of Representatives. The FHA Seller-Financed Down Payment Reform and Risk-Based Pricing Authorization Act of 2008 (H.R. 6694) was given the light of day with bipartisan support from the House.

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