Since the June shutdown, the owners have lost out on hundreds of thousands of dollars in operating revenues.
Those employees may or may not get back pay when the shutdown ends.
He also defended his decision Thursday not to address the public during the shutdown or afterwards.
Should the shutdown last for two weeks, U.S. economic growth in the fourth quarter could fall by 0.5 percent.
But a shutdown could also seriously impact FHA's ability to police lenders and loan quality.
But their paychecks for work during the shutdown may be delayed until the government is back up and running.
The shutdown is effectively throwing several wrenches into the gears.
The shutdown is still in the early days, and although it may look dire for Republicans, it is unclear what the future holds.
If the shutdown lasts for a few days or even a week, the immediate effects on mortgage availability will be minimal.
Meals on Wheels programs to feed the elderly and veterans will have to be halted if the shutdown continues much longer.