On September 30, HUD issued a proposed rule that would define a Qualified Mortgage (QM) that would be insured, guaranteed or administered by HUD, including single-family forward mortgages insured by FHA. In order to meet HUD’s QM definition, mortgage loans must: (i) require periodic payments; (ii) have terms not to exceed 30 years; (iii) except in certain circumstances, limit upfront points and fees to no more than 3% with adjustments to facilitate smaller loans; and (iv) be insured or guaranteed by FHA or HUD. Comments on the proposed rule must be submitted by October 30. HUD Release. HUD Proposed Rule.