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At the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), we provide mortgage insurance on loans made by FHA-approved lenders. In fact, we're one of the largest mortgage insurers in the world. Since 1934, we've helped millions of families become homeowners. Today, we insure mortgages for single family, multifamily, and residential care facilities nationwide.







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Addition of Positive Rental History in TOTAL Mortgage Scorecard

Our addition of a positive rental history indicator in the TOTAL Mortgage Scorecard supports greater opportunity for first-time homebuyers to qualify for affordable FHA-insured mortgage financing.

September 27, 2022  


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Increased Frequency of Allowable Surplus Cash Distributions to Multifamily Borrowers

Our new requirements allow more frequent distributions of surplus cash to multifamily borrowers, freeing up more capital for future multifamily development.

September 7, 2022  





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Updated Guidance for Servicers of Home Equity Conversion Mortgages

We have modified our requirements for servicers of Home Equity Conversion Mortgages related to providing notice to a borrower's estate and others following a HECM becoming due and payable due to the death of the last surviving borrower.


August 31, 2022




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Implementation of Section 232 Residential Care Facility "Green Mortgage Insurance Premium" Reductions

The Section 232 "Green MIP" reduction, effective for firm commintments issued beginning October 1, 2022, is for mortgages on properties that meet industry-recognized green building certifications and that will achieve meaningful and measureable energy and water efficiency improvements.


August 18, 2022




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Extended Single Family Appraisal Validity Periods

We have extend our Single Family initial appraisal validity period from 120 days to 180 days and the appraisal update validity period from 240 days to one year for most Title II forward and Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) originations.



July 12, 2022







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