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The Legal Instructions Concerning Applications for Full Insurance Benefits-Assignment of Multifamily and Healthcare Mortgages to the Secretary (the “Legal Instructions”) can be accessed from the following link: https://www.hud.gov/sites/documents/leginstrfullinsben.pdf

The HUD Headquarters building has been closed during the COVID-19 national emergency. As a result, HUD Counsel must rely on electronic submission of legal documents in lieu of hard copies in reviewing legal documents supporting FHA multifamily and healthcare mortgage insurance claims. In order to ensure HUD’s receipt of legally compliant documents during the electronic legal review process, please see the following:

Lender’s Certification Regarding Submission of Documents for Application of Full Insurance Benefits

Best Practices for Electronic Submission of Documents for Application of Full Insurance Benefits

Paperwork Reduction Act (“PRA”) Renewal Information

HUD has issued a 60-day Federal Register Notice for the PRA notice and comment renewal process for the Legal Instructions set to expire on July 31, 2022, which fall under OMB Approval Number: 2510–0006. The Notice can be accessed from the following link: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2021-11-23/pdf/2021-25572.pdf

Proposed revisions and updates to the Legal Instructions are as follows:

  1. Proposed revisions to the Legal Instructions in redline/strikeout format against the current version click here 
  2. Proposed revisions to Legal Instructions clean click here
  3. Proposed Exhibit A to Legal Instructions - Mortgagee’s Certification  click here
  4. Proposed Exhibit B to Legal Instructions – Form 289 Assignment click here
  5. Proposed Exhibit C to Legal Instructions – Assignment of Section 232 Healthcare Loan Documents click here

Please follow the procedures described in the Federal Register Notice to submit comments to HUD.