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14.119 Mortgage Insurance_Homes for Disaster Victims

FEDERAL AGENCY:

HOUSING, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

AUTHORIZATION:

National Housing Act, as amended, Section 203(b), Public Law 73-479, 12 U.S.C. 1709, 1715(b).
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To help victims of a major disaster undertake homeownership on a sound basis.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Guaranteed/Insured Loans.
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

HUD insures lenders against loss on mortgage loans. These loans may be used to finance the purchase or reconstruction of a one-family home that will be the principal residence of a borrower that is a victim of a major disaster. The maximum insurable loan for such an occupant mortgagor is the same as prescribed for Section 203(b) (14.117). Disaster victims are not required to meet the 3 percent minimum investment requirements. In order to qualify for assistance, the formerly occupied home must have been in an area designated by the President as a disaster area, and it must have been destroyed or damaged to such an extent that reconstruction or replacement is necessary.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:   Anyone that is a victim of a major disaster as designated by the President is eligible to apply.

Beneficiary Eligibility:   Families or individuals that are victims of a major disaster as designated by the President.

Credentials/Documentation:   Documentation regarding the characteristics of the property and the qualifications of the mortgagor are assembled by the mortgage and submitted with the application. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

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APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Pre-application Coordination:   None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.

Application Procedure:   An FHA-approved lender submits the application for review and approval or disapproval to the local HUD Field Office. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular Nos. A-102 and A-110.

Award Procedure:   An FHA-approved lender submits the application for review and approval or disapproval to the local HUD Field Office. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular Nos. A-102 and A-110.

Deadlines:   None.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:   Varies.

Appeals:   HUD will state the reasons for refusing an application. The applicant may reapply subject to concurrence of the lender.

Renewals:   Not applicable.

ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements:   The maximum amount of the loan is 100 percent of the HUD estimated value. No downpayment is required. As of July 1, 1991, risk-based mortgage insurance premiums will be collected including: 1) An up-front premium which may be financed and 2) a periodic premium which is paid monthly. The origination charge by the mortgage varies, but may not exceed one percent of the total mortgage. Mortgagors may be charged appraisal and inspection fees in accordance with fee schedules established by HUD.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:   The mortgage term may extend for 30 years, except 35 years if the mortgagor is unacceptable for a 30-year term and the property was constructed subject to HUD or VA inspection.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:   Defaults in meeting the mortgage terms must be reported. All approved mortgages at any time upon request by HUD must furnish a copy of their latest financial statement.

Audits:   The Department of Housing and Urban Development reserves the right to audit the account of the mortgage to determine its compliance and conformance with HUD regulations and standards.

Records:   Mortgages are required to service and maintain records in accordance with acceptable mortgage practices of prudent lending institutions and the HUD regulations.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification:   86-4587-0-3-371.

Obligations:   Reported under program 14.117.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:  
No Data Available.

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PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Because only a small number of loans are insured under this program, annual activity is not tracked.

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

"Guide To Single Family Home Mortgage Insurance," no charge; 24 CFR 203.18(e).

INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:   None. For additional information, individuals are encouraged to contact the FHA Resource Center by phone at 1-800-CALLFHA (1-800-225-5342), by email at answers@hud.gov or visit the FHA Resource Center site at http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/FHAFAQ.

Headquarters Office:   Wanda L. Sampedro 451 7th Street, SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: answers@hud.gov Phone: (800) 225-5342

Web Site Address:  
https://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

Not applicable.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

Not applicable.

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