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The Office of Hospital Facilities (OHF)

The Office of Hospital Facilities (OHF) administers FHA's Section 242 Mortgage Insurance for Hospitals program within the Office of Healthcare Programs. Section 242 of the National Housing Act provides mortgage insurance for acute care hospital facilities ranging from large teaching institutions to small rural critical access hospitals. OHF is headed by the Director of the Office of Hospital Facilities, and is comprised of two divisions which support underwriting and asset management of FHA-insured hospital loans. OHF staff members are located in HUD Headquarters and out-stationed in the following field offices: Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Milwaukee, New Orleans, New York City, and Portland.

Why Choose FHA Mortgage Insurance for Hospitals?

  FHA Credit Enhancement:Hospital image

  • U.S. Government Backing Enhances Your Hospital's Creditworthiness
  • Your Resulting AA to AAA Credit Rating = Lower Interest Rates
  • Lower Interest Rates = More Spending Power to Address Community Needs

  Hospitals That Choose FHA:

  • Hospitals in all 50 States and Territories
  • Acute Care Hospitals
  • Critical Access Hospitals
  • Large Urban Teaching Hospitals
  • Hospitals in Systems
  • For-Profit, Not-for-Profit, and Government-Owned Hospitals

  FHA-Insured Loan Uses:

  • Remodeling
  • Expansion
  • Modernization
  • Equipment
  • Refinancing
  • Acquisitions

  Attractive Loan Terms:

  • No Maximum Loan Amount
  • Loan-to-Value May Be Up To 90%
  • No Cash Required At Closing with Sufficient Equity
  • FHA Insures 99% of Loan Amount

  Flexible Funding Options:

  • Taxable Bonds
  • Tax-Exempt Bonds
  • Ginnie Mae Securities
  • Whole Loan Placements