Delinquency rates for the State Housing Finance Agencies' single family whole loan programs rose again in 2012 for the sixth straight year despite improvements in the US housing market, says Moody's Investors Service.

A Moody's survey of the HFAs found 90-plus day delinquencies at 3.18% at the end of 2012, almost three times its lowest reported level of 1.15% recorded in December 2006.

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