USDA: Handbook-1-3555 Chapter 18 Changes - Advance Notice

Investor Update
March 7, 2018

Source: USDA

On May 1, 2018, Chapter 18, HB-1-3555 will be updated to amend guidance around servicing of non-performing loans.  Details on these changes are provided in this advanced copy of Chapter 18 that will be published and effective May 1, 2018.
Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to Richard Kane in the Rural Housing National Office at 202-720-1452 or

Help Resources

Policy Questions
Customer Service Center
Phone: 866-550-5887
Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Division
Phone: 202-720-1452
USDA ITS Service Desk Support Center
For e-Authentication assistance
Phone: 800-457-3642, option 1 (USDA e-Authentication Issues)
Rural Development Help Desk
For GUS system, outage or functionality assistance
Phone: 800-457-3642, option 2 (USDA Applications); then option 2 (Rural Development)


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